Anger as Scots mental health patients are sent hundreds of miles to England for treatment

Anger as Scots mental health patients are sent hundreds of miles to England for treatment
 

Mental health patients are being sent hundreds of miles from their families as the NHS struggle to find beds for them.
Experts warn moving vulnerable people so far from home affects their care and recovery.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway sent patients as far away as Leicester – 245 miles from the health authority’s HQ – for treatment at the Arnold Lodge psychiatric hospital.
Another placement was to Billingham Grange hospital near Middlesbrough.
The health board have spent £2.4million on placing patients in out-of-area beds in the past two years.
NHS Lothian spent £1.4million over the same... read more

 
13 August 2017 in Politics, Views: 83
Source: Daily Record
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