Older people and the “patient centred” NHS: Choice for mentally ill patients will be even less with new legislation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.350 (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:350
  1. David G Wilkinson, consultant in old age psychiatry
  1. Moorgreen Hospital, Southampton SO30 3JB

EDITOR—Rowland and Pollock highlight another of the inequities of the NHS plan, with its heavy emphasis on acute hospital waiting and admission times, and the consequent impact on frail and chronically ill elderly people.1

Elderly mental health beds will not be included in the delayed …

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