Hundreds of mental health beds needed to end ‘shameful’ out-of-area care

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Treatment of patients miles from home causes more suffering, says Royal College of Psychiatrists

Cuts in mental health beds have gone too far, leading to the “shameful practice” of patients being sent hundreds of miles from home to be treated, according to psychiatrists.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for the NHS to urgently create hundreds of extra beds for people who are seriously mentally unwell in order to tackle a damaging shortage.

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