North Wales mental health patients sent to England at cost of £13,000 a day due to bed shortage

North Wales mental health patients sent to England at cost of £13,000 a day due to bed shortage
 

Mental health patients have been sent as far away as south-east England at a cost of up to £13,000 a day because no beds could be found in North Wales.
A shortage of available places to treat people with psychiatric illnesses has meant that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has had to look over the border for hospitals to take on patients.
It is understood some patients were sent as far away as Sussex.
And the Daily Post has learned of one young patient, who only feels comfortable communicating in Welsh, who the health board has had to offer to provide with a translator because they... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 40
Source: Daily Post
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