Keep Priorsmead Care Home Open
This petition has been established by Councillor
Mike Brindle. It calls upon Norfolk County
Council to keep Priorsmead Care Home open.
The home at Canterbury Way, Thetford, has
been placed under review by Norse Care - a care
company set up and owned by Norfolk County
Council. An eight-week consultation began late in
August. Residents have been told that if the
proposal to close the home goes ahead they
could remain living in the area close to family and
friends. However it is understood that no specific
promises have been made because it depends what places are available nearby at the point when it may close. Priorsmead
closes. Just recently a national report revealed that in excess of 71,000 new care home places are
needed to cope with the population growing older – so it seems particularly ill-advised to close down
a care home rated as “good” recently. We call upon Norfolk County Council to thoroughly review the the feasibility of keeping Priorsmead open and consider all options. Should closure go ahead, thought must be given to the future use of the site - we do not want a Cottage Hospital #2!
This petition will be presented to Norfolk County Council by Mike Brindle following the closure of the official consultation conducted by Norse Care. The personal details contained within will not be shared with any third party and will be stored securely to protect sensitive data.