Hospital patients moved out of town

Cavendish Hospital, Buxton

Cavendish Hospital, Buxton

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Severe staffing problems have led to the temporary closure of one of Buxton’s last remaining hospital wards.

Patients on the Spencer Ward at Cavendish Hospital, which cares for older people with mental health problems, have been transferred to the Riverside Ward at Newholme Ward in Bakewell.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, which runs Cavendish Hospital as well as Buxton Hospital, said that problems with staffing meant managers had no option but to bring together the services provided on the Spencer Ward with those in Bakewell.

 

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