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Board told WSH fast approaching its 190-bed cap

February 7, 2013

Review of patient response issues and continuity of care in the 13 counties served by Warren State Hospital led to discussion of the larger mental health services climate in the region during the......

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commonsense

Feb-07-13 7:17 PM

It should be 1900 at least. The kenneling of these individuals in these group homes is ridiculous. But look at all the minimum wage jobs it creates. The care is non-existent in group homes. Would you call a plumber if you had a heart attack? that's about what is the level of therapy and care given at a group home.

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Lifelongresident

Feb-07-13 11:17 AM

While I don't disagree in theory. Where do you suppose the funding would come from?

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dubedit

Feb-07-13 8:57 AM

The state should re-staff the hospital to allow 500 patients, and change the 401-402 involuntary commitment law from 72 hours in a general hospital psych ward to 30 days inpatient in a mental hospital for anyone with mental health issues involving physical violence toward others or brandishing or use of a weapon. But instead, they'll talk gun control crap and wonder why the next Sandy Hook massacre occurs.

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