Doctors defend Place Court, Haverhill

Posted on 10 March 2011

Doctors in Haverhill are supporting a campaign to save Place Court, which is used by people paying for long term care in the town.

Place Court is currently under review by Suffolk Country Council, which is holding a public consultation to decide the future of all 16 care homes under its control, the Haverhill Echo reports.

One GP, Dr Steve Case-Upton, said the care home "ranks among the best" in the area, and its disbandment would be "catastrophic" for Haverhill.

He told the newspaper: "The residents are really well cared for. They are all very happy as well.

"The staff are fantastic, absolutely first-rate, totally dependable, caring, approachable and know exactly what to do."

Dr Case-Upton's surgery has a petition to raise support against any closure threats in the future.

This week, the leader of York Council defended the authority's plans to privatise part of its social care network, saying it was the only option left, according to the Yorkshire Post.

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