This consultation is now closed.
NHS Sheffield is considering the withdrawal of current “top-up” funding arrangements to the Birch Avenue and Woodland View care homes that provide long term care for people with dementia.
It has agreed subject to consultation that the top-up funding should be withdrawn and that no final decision will be taken until June 2011. If the funding is withdrawn it would almost certainly mean the homes would have to close. A four month consultation is now taking place with everyone who would be affected if the funding was withdrawn. This consultation period is longer than the usual three month period. This is because NHS Sheffield’s Board listened to the families of residents and other people with an interest in the homes and decided to extend the time to make sure everyone was heard and any further alternatives were considered.
The four month consultation period is from 22 January 2011 to 22 May 2011. The consultation will include individual discussions with families and staff, meetings at the two care homes and a chance for everyone to have their say by sending in their responses. The consultation asks for views on the arguments for and against the withdrawal of the extra funding NHS Sheffield provides, and if funding were to be withdrawn, on the steps that should be taken to ensure the safety, health and well being of the residents.
If you require further information or a copy of the consultation document in large print or in another language, this can be arranged by contacting Sylvia Scanlan on (0114) 3051185 or firstname.lastname@example.org