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Carseview Centre: suicidal patients ‘not taken seriously’


Workers and patients’ families saw drugs being delivered, sold and taken within the Carseview Centre in DundeeSuicidal patients were not taken seriously by NHS Tayside staff unless they had made a “serious attempt to take their own life”, a report says. The interim report into mental health services provided by the health board has highlighted a lack of adequate risk assessment. Patients can wait as long as a year for treatment even after being assessed by mental health services. The report added that staff “seem unable to control the availability and use of illegal drugs” within inpatient treatment centres, with workers and patients’ families having seen drugs being delivered, sold and taken within the Carseview Centre in Dundee. An independent inquiry into mental health services in NHS Tayside, led by David Strang, the former chief inspector of prisons in Scotland, was…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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