Mental health unit to close17th December 2007
The NHS is to close the Henderson Hospital in Surrey, which offers unique help to people with complex mental health problems and severe personality disorders.
Psychiatrists say the decision by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust will harm vulnerable patients. Doctors have pinned the blame on changes made by the government to funding arrangements. A year ago, the hospital received national funding and had a six-month waiting list but when funding passed to local NHS trusts, referrals dwindled.
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Title: Mental health unit to close
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5101
Date Added: 17th Dec 2007