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Patients moved from mental unit
Blackberry Hill Hospital
The trust does not know if the move is permanent
More than 50 elderly mental health patients at a Bristol hospital are having to be permanently moved after health and safety concerns were raised.

The Blackberry Hill hospital patients will be moved into like-for-like facilities after problems surfaced with the water supply and heating system.

Not all of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust's patients at the site have been affected.

The problems hit three inpatient wards and the day hospital for older people.

It is unclear where these services will be moved to in the short and long-term.

Andy Sylvester, the trust's director of corporate services, said: "It is very important to note that we are not making a cut in service and, other than location, we are not making any other changes.

"We are providing the same high quality services but in safer, more suitable settings. We are committed to moving our services on a like-for-like basis and we can accommodate this within the Trust."




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