Lets bring our unwell children closer to home
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We ask you to sign our petition requesting that NHS England commission the 5 empty beds at the Dragon Fly Unit rated as excellent by the CQC. This will allow us to bring back to Norfolk and Suffolk, 5 of our children who are acutely mentally unwell but currently in Hospitals all over the country.
Dragon Fly looks after young people between 12 and 18 who are suffering so badly from a mental illness that they have to be admitted to hospital.
Imagine being as young as 12 and so distressed that you have to go in to hospital that this hospital can then be hundreds of miles away from your family and friends. This reduces the ability for family and friends to visit increasing the young persons sense of isolation. They may only be able to visit you weekly where if you were closer to home they could see you daily. Making you ill for longer.
These beds are often private resulting in more cost than an NHS bed would.
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