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Mental health patients die waiting for beds

28th November 2014

The BBC has learned that seven people with mental health problems have committed suicide since 2012 whilst waiting for beds.

It was also found another patient who had been denied a bed later killed his mother.

Figures show more than 2,100 mental health beds have been cut in England since 2011.

NHS England said spending on mental health was increasing in real terms.

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Tuesday 20th January 2015 @ 19:05

What a pity! In an advanced country like the UK, should the patients die for want of beds? Surely, this aspect is surprising when it is told that millions of pounds are spent on the public health.

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