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Mental health support in Wales criticised

24th August 2012

The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has criticised the support offered to mental health patients in Wales saying some feel coerced into treatment.

It also found outdated consent forms, security breaches and patients not being made aware of their rights. After speaking to 140 patients and examining records of 200 people. Mental health charity Mind Cymru said it had serious concerns that the needs of patients were not central while the Welsh government has pledged to consider the findings from the report.

 

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Article Information

Title: Mental health support in Wales criticised
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22572
Date Added: 24th Aug 2012

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