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Healthcare services at Yarl’s Wood detention centre are still inadequate, report says

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1734 (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1734
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    The mental health needs of adult detainees at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre are still not being met and several of the healthcare services provided continue to fall short of expectations, says a report by the chief inspector of prisons, Anne Owers.

    In her report on the state of the centre last November, Dame Anne found that a mental health needs assessment of adult detainees was yet to be developed. She also found that despite earlier recommendations healthcare staff at the centre had not received training in the recognition and treatment of signs of trauma and torture.

    Dame Anne also …

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