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Mental health unaffected by changes

PUBLISHED: 16:35 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:12 25 August 2010

HEALTH cuts in the area will leave mental health services untouched.

HEALTH cuts in the area will leave mental health services untouched.

Despite the decision by the Joint Committee of the Primary Trust's (JCPCTs) to axe Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup of it's A&E, maternity unit and paediatric inpatient unit, health bosses insist mental health patients will not be affected.

A spokesperson for Oxleas, which provides mental health and learning disability services for Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley and specialist services to people living in Lewisham said: "Mental health provision provided by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust remain unchanged under A Picture of Health proposals.

"We will continue to provide a high quality service throughout the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

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