Beds in the Orchard started out as a small campaign to stand up for the women of North Lancashire after all the inpatient beds in the The Orchard psychiatric unit were closed to women and it became a male only ward.
We have documented all the way through our blog about why this is so harmful to the women of our area and why, even though the Trust has now said it's temporary, it should never have happened in the first place.
We were thrilled when our cause was taken up by the brilliant folks at BBC Radio Lancashire, but it seems that our issue has touched a more national nerve and today our campaign has been publicised in The New Statesman.
Everyone at Beds In the Orchard would like to pass on their grateful thanks to everyone who has supported us. The women of North Lancashire deserve to be heard. A special thanks to Tim Padfield and Graham Liver at BBC Radio Lancashire and Glosswitch at The New Statesman for making our voice a loud one.