NHS Scotland continues improvements with 65.7% drop in young mental health patients treated in non-specialist wards, in one year

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland continues improvements with 65.7% drop in young mental health patients treated in non-specialist wards, in one year

The Mental Welfare Commission has reported that 71 young mental health patients were still being treated in non-specialist wards in 2015/2016, down from 207 in the previous year. The 71 represent only 1.6% of the total of 4 436 young mental health patients being treated. I understand it’s still 71 too many but hope that I can assume that the treatment in a non-specialist NHS Scotland ward would still be kind and informed by visiting psychologists. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41653326 I have not…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland continues improvements with 65.7% drop in young mental health patients treated in non-specialist wards, in one year