Lack of mental health support leaving children stuck in hospital – thinktank Figures show rise in number of ‘wasted days’ spent in hospital by young patients who have been declared fit for discharge
Children with serious mental health problems are becoming trapped in NHS psychiatric units, unable to leave because care is unavailable outside hospitals, a thinktank has said.
NHS figures show that between October 2015 and September 2016 children and young people in England spent almost 9,000 days in hospital after being declared fit to be discharged. Some end up stuck in units for several months. Continue reading... The Guardian