The proposal that was passed today also indicates that in the near future that Rathmoyle residential home will soon follow suit.
This move will mean that the entire North Eastern Shore line from Carrickfergus right around to Portrush will have no statutory residential care for residents.
On Wednesday 27 June 2012 flood waters entered the interior of Ferrard House.
Given the seriousness of the breach and the risk to residents the decision was made to immediately evacuate all 28 residents , this home is now closed.
Already the trust have lost 58 statutory residential places within its boundaries more disconcertingly is that more are set to go.
At the moment the NHSCT have yet to provide the provisions of Transforming Your Care, in that they will provide for more care in the community. The real danger now is how many vulnerable elderly people will now be forced to stay at home alone.