Emily Townsend of the East Anglian Daily Times reports: Today marks a year since the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) was rated ‘inadequate’ for the third time in a row. The toleration of the underperformance of NSFT is a national scandal. The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT)’s most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, […]
Emily Townsend reports: Patients in mental health crisis are still waiting more than four hours to be seen in an emergency – with the longest delays going beyond an entire day. More than one in four ’emergency referrals’ in Suffolk and Norfolk (26%), were not assessed within four hours in September, according to the trust.
Cuts in mental health beds have gone too far, leading to the “shameful practice” of patients being sent hundreds of miles from home to be treated, according to psychiatrists. The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for the NHS to urgently create hundreds of extra beds for people who are seriously mentally unwell in order to tackle