Mental health care away from home 'not right'
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Wales mental health treatment away from home 'not right'

Mair Elliot says "it's not right" that young people in Wales are sent hundreds of miles from home for mental health treatment.

Her comments come as the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales said units are struggling because the NHS is sending patients elsewhere.

Mair, 22, said she was "carted off" from Haverfordwest to London for her care when she was suffering from complex mental health problems in 2013.

She said it added to her distress to be away from her family and home and it would affect other patients.

"That only seeks to increase the suffering they are going through," she said.

The Welsh Government has been asked to comment.

  • 12 Jun 2019
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