Last week, Dan visited Paddy Geere House in Ipswich to meet with manager Clare Whight, along with her dedicated staff and residents. Paddy Geere House is a very sheltered housing facility which provides an alternative to residential care homes, allowing residents to live safely within a small community whilst having care and support close by, if needed. Guests at Paddy Geere House are able to retain their independence with their own private flat, whilst also having the option of socialising with other residents during meal times or at the regular communal bingo and quiz nights.
The single biggest challenge facing our health service is how to meet both the human and financial cost of better looking after our vulnerable older people and putting their needs first. It is for this reason that we need to see a more integrated health and social care service that is grounded in local communities within Suffolk, to provide high quality elderly and end of life care, and local facilities such as Paddy Geere House will have a vital role to play in delivering this locally focused, integrated care.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Acute Beds (12 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many acute mental health beds there were in the NHS in England in each year since 2009.
Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatry: Consultants (12 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 158215 on Psychiatry: Consultants, how many Consultant Psychiatrists were employed in the NHS in each year since 2009, and how many FTE Consultant Psychiatrists were employed in the NHS in England in each year since 2009.