Lamiat Sabin - 17 September 2018
LABOUR has discovered that adults under the care of at least half of England’s NHS mental-health trusts are being sent hundreds of miles from their homes for in-patient treatment.
The data on out-of-area placements was received through Freedom of Information requests sent to all 60 NHS mental health trusts in the country.
Labour’s shadow mental health minister Barbara Keeley said: “It is appalling that some of the most vulnerable people in the country are being sent as far as 300 miles from their homes and families for want of a mental-health bed locally... See more
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