PRESS RELEASE – 20th March 2019

PRESS RELEASE – 20th March 2019

Dear supporters of All Hallows Healthcare Trust,

It is with enormous sadness that All Hallows’ board of trustees has to announce that All Hallows Healthcare Trust and all of its services are likely to close, subject to staff consultation. They have been forced to accept that it is now impossible to balance income and costs on an ongoing basis.

All Hallows has a proud history of serving the local community over the last 147 years but despite impressive development and improvements over the last 18 months e.g. achieving GOOD CQC ratings in all departments and developing new services, we cannot see a way to remain open as reserves are running out.

There will now be a 45 day formal process of consultation with staff. The care and future of our patients/residents/clients remain of paramount importance to us and so we are engaged in detailed planning with their commissioners of care to identify and arrange alternative care for them and to minimise disruption to them. We will continue to communicate directly with them and their families over the coming weeks so that we can satisfy all of their needs.

The board of trustees would like to record their enormous thanks to their caring, loyal and hardworking staff and for all of those who have given so much support and so many kind donations to All Hallows over its long history.

In any one day over 250 people receive care from one of the All Hallows’ services.

Approx. 280 staff are employed across the trust.

The care commissioners, who have a statutory duty to provide health and social care to those currently receiving support from All Hallows, include Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council and the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG. For commissioner enquires contact Kate Dodd, communications manager, Suffolk County Council, on 01473 260669 or kate.dodd@suffolk.gov.uk