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Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby dementia ward to close

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
Image caption Home from Home started since July 2015

A hospital ward specialising in dementia care is to close due to lack of money.

The service at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, in Grimsby, started in July 2015 but has not been able to find the necessary funding of about £2m.

Home from Home helped patients improve their independence and minimised hospital stays, said a statement from NAViGO Health and Social Care.

There were 828 referrals to the service in the year, it said.

Diana Princess of Wales is a 439-bed hospital is run by the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust has 6,500 staff and runs other hospitals at Goole and Scunthorpe.

Home from Home was a partnership between NAViGO Health and Social Care and the trust.

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