When will trust ac­cept men­tal heath ad­vances?

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

IF UP-TO-DATE treat­ment for psy­chosis as rec­om­mended by NHS Choices is talk­ing ther­a­pies why is Le­ices­ter­shire Part­ner­ship NHS Trust con­sid­er­ing a £50 mil­lion bid for build work?

The Trust was crit­i­cised in the Care Qual­ity Comms­sion’s re­port for its lack of ac­cess of psy­cho­log­i­cal ther­a­pies yet men­tions only phys­i­cal re­struc­tur­ing of a rel­a­tively new unit. The Tow­ers hos­pi­tal ex­isted for 150 years and it took long enough to get that hor­ror closed.

When will this trust start to ac­cept ad­vances in men­tal health treat­ment?

Since when did re­mov­ing lig­a­ture points, keep­ing med­i­ca­tion in date, re­plac­ing a few door pan­els and fur­ni­ture and en­sur­ing two to four bed dor­mi­to­ries are kept sin­gle sex need £50 mil­lion?

What a stink - what’s a build­ing to mod­ern per­son - to - per­son psy­cho­log­i­cal ther­apy and treat­ing men­tal health suf­fer­ers as peo­ple of worth and value ca­pa­ble of ben­e­fit­ing from hu­mane at­ti­tudes and con­tribut­ing to their com­mu­nity.

Name and ad­dress sup­plied.

WRITE TO: Lough­bor­ough Echo, EMAIL andy.rush@reach­plc.com

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