Lack of beds cause mental health patients to be sent hundreds of miles away from Devon

Full story at DevonLive 20 December 2017

Mental health patients in Devon are still being inappropriately sent hundreds of miles away for treatment because of a lack of locally available beds.

Latest figures from the NHS have revealed 100 mental health patients in the county with acute needs were subject to out-of-area placements between August and October this year.

That means they were sent to a unit outside the catchment area of their mental health service in order to receive the inpatient treatment they needed.