54 Mental Patients in Hospital for Years; AUDIT CALL: What Is Happening Here? Asks Concerned Author of Health Report
Byline: By Catherine Vonledebur, HEALTH REPORTER
MORE than 50 mental health patients have spent an extraordinary length of time in Coventry hospitals, it has been revealed.
In the most extreme cases, some have stayed in hospital for 1,400 days, or nearly four years.
Health watchdogs are now asking why the 54 patients with severe mental health problems have stayed for such a long time.
The figures came to light when John Forde, a consultant in public health, presented a report assessing mental health needs to Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust's Professional Executive Committee.
Coventry PCT's information department had recently looked …
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Publication information: Article title: 54 Mental Patients in Hospital for Years; AUDIT CALL: What Is Happening Here? Asks Concerned Author of Health Report. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). Publication date: February 4, 2008. Page number: 7. © 2009 Coventry Newpapers. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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