Members of the public will have a chance to question leaders over the closure of Benjamin Court, a much-valued rehabilitation service in Cromer.

North Norfolk’s MP Duncan Baker will chair the meeting, which top officials from the adult social services and the local health trust are planning to attend to answer public questions. 

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Norfolk County Council closed Benjamin Court, off Roughton Road, in June. 

The centre provided short-stay rehabilitation for people who are well enough to be discharged from hospital, but not well enough to return home. 

But Mr Baker said he hoped the facility could still be used in some way.

He said: "I want to do all we can to save Benjamin Court for future healthcare needs and link this into my ongoing campaign of bringing more services to Cromer Hospital to sit alongside the mental health facilities I helped deliver. 

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“Why can Benjamin Court not be saved for dementia care or even stroke care?

“I look after some of the oldest residents in the country. 

“This is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and hopefully help the community get concrete answers from those in charge of our services. 

“I hope as many people as possible can attend this very important meeting in Cromer”.

Martin Booth, secretary of the North Norfolk Trades Union Council, has called for a full NHS rehabilitation service to be established at the site to ease pressure on the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The county council has said concentrating on care in the home would allow an extra 1,500 people to be cared for this year.

The meeting will take place on Friday, August 25 at 7pm at Cromer Parish Hall in Church Street.