Lynne Featherstone comments on the temporary closure of two mental health Wards at St Ann's Hospital

Following the news that the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust has had to urgently close two rehabilitation wards at St Ann’s Hospital following a damning assessment by the Care Quality Commission, Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“It’s extremely worrying that two wards have had to close for not being in a fit state to provide patient care. But it begs the question why it took a visit from the Care Quality Commission to show this sorry state of affairs.

“Patients are caught between the under-funding from the NHS London devil, and the unfit wards ignored by the Mental Health Trust deep blue sea.

“I want to know that the NHS will be giving the Trust enough funding so decent care can be provided, and that the local Trust will do all in their power to give the best possible care to service users. The sorry state of affairs we see today cannot be allowed to continue.”