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Survey seeks views on future plans for dementia care in Darwen
3:38pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
TWO Conservatives in Darwen have urged families of dementia sufferers to have their say on proposed changes to care provision in East Lancashire.
An online survey organised by NHS Lancashire and Lancashire Care Trust is aimed at shedding light on plans to rebalance how care is delivered. Proposed changes could see one central in-patient site for the whole county.
Coun Jacqueline Slater said: “There are huge problems in the way that dementia care is provided, from the stage of diagnoses to the support offer- ed to sufferers and their loved ones.
“That is why it is important that the voices of those affected by dementia in Darwen are heard, so that any decision truly reflects their needs.”
And MP Jake Berry said: “I remain unconvinced that the best solution is a single-site specialist centre in Blackpool.
“I would urge NHS Lancashire and Lancashire Care Trust to continue to look for additional sites in East Lancashire.”
The survey can be accessed on at www.feedbacksurveys.org/ lancsdementia.