GPS to track psychiatric patients7th June 2010
A pilot scheme by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust has fitted GPS devices to 60 psychiatric patients to track their movements while they are on day release.
The £600 devices are attached to patients ankles. A spokesman for the trust said: "We have a duty to provide high-quality patient care while at the same time promoting public safety. Our medium secure services provide hospital treatment for people with severe mental health problems - many of whom have restrictions placed upon them by the courts."
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Title: GPS to track psychiatric patients
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 15053
Date Added: 7th Jun 2010