Patients in long-stay hospitals being neglected in policy and practice

People with long-term mental health needs are facing stays of many years in inpatient services because of a lack of community services to help them to recover | Centre for Mental Health

Long-stay rehabilitation services, by Emily Wright, reviews evidence from Care Quality Commission inspection reports of inpatient rehabilitation services in England. It finds that while many people receive high quality care close to home from rehabilitation services, a minority spend periods of many months and sometimes years in hospital. Some are placed far from home in locked wards and become isolated from their families and dislocated from their local health and care services.

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