Share your views on Benjamin Court

Patients of a rehabilitation centre in North Norfolk are being asked to share their views about the care they received at the site.

A campaign is under way to highlight the importance of Benjamin Court in Cromer, which provided short-stay rehabilitation for people who are well enough to be discharged from hospital but not well enough to return home.

Healthwatch Norfolk, which gathers the views of the public on health and social care and feeds them back to decision-makers, has been contacted by campaigners and patients sharing their concerns.

It is already logging comments from people who have been in touch digitally or left feedback on their website, but also wanted to give people the opportunity to share their experiences face-to-face.

People can do this at Cromer Library on Friday October 13 between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Caroline Williams, Healthwatch Norfolk’s head of engagement, said: “Patients, family members and carers can chat to us and share their first-hand experiences of how important Benjamin Court is to them. We can then pass on all the feedback we receive.

“This is not a public meeting, but it is an opportunity for people to tell us how Benjamin Court has helped them.”

Norfolk County Council says the closure will allow an extra 1500 people to be cared for in their own home.