Petition is successful with 17,988 signatures
To: The Department of Health & NHS England
Reinstate Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Kingston upon Hull
NHS England announce new unit for Hull and East Yorkshire!
Today it has been confirmed that a new mental health inpatient service for young people will be commissioned for East Yorkshire. Families will be able to have their say on the future service over the next two months, and NHS England plans to award a contract to a provider in November.
Sally Burke, said: "Maisie and I are overjoyed at this announcement. I'm so very proud of Maisie, she had the idea to go public. Maisie wanted to help other local youngsters receive the specialist mental health care needed, close to their loved ones.
"This unit proves that when communities work together, they can achieve difficult objectives.
"Thank you so much to everyone who has read Maisie's story and who signed the petition."