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Mental Health patients being sectioned to secure a bed

Some mental health patients are being sectioned just so they can secure necessary care.

The government says it is not acceptable to deny someone their liberty simply because they need a bed.

But the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which carried out the study, says it's a lack of money that's forcing doctors into a very difficult position.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 02 Jun 2014
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