Not wanted anywhereBMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7239.915 (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:915
- Meera Roy, learning disability psychiatrist
- West Midlands
Mr A, a 37 year old man with learning disability, autism, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, and manic depressive illness, was admitted from home to an acute admission unit for assessment and treatment when his mental state deteriorated. At the end of the episode of treatment it became clear that his elderly mother could no longer care for him at home. He was therefore discharged to an independent care home in the Black Country, though the health authority and the social services department of the district of his origin paid for his care package. His care was handed over to the psychiatrist and community learning disability team of the host district. …
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