Future of inpatient adolescent psychiatric units

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6960.1019a (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1019
  1. H Behr,
  2. M Hodes
  1. Park Royal Child and Family Unit, London NW10 7NS St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London NW10 7NS

    EDITOR, - We are concerned about the future of inpatient adolescent psychiatric units. It proved difficult to find adolescent psychiatrists to staff our regional adolescent unit at Hill End Hospital, Hertfordshire, after the retirement of the consultant in July, and the unit closed in August. Nationally, the situation is also uncertain: indications from some units suggest that, …

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