Thursday, December 04, 2008

'Count me in' shows lack of progress

The Healthcare Commission's annual census of mental-health inpatients - 'Count Me In' - has painted a gloomy picture of a lack of progress on mixed-sex wards and racial equality. The census found that 68% of inpatients are still being housed on mixed-sex wards; no improvement on last year. Women (78%) were more likely than men (61%) to be treated in a mixed-sex ward. People from Black and minority-ethnic groups were three times more likely to be detained than average, and up to 65% more likely to be secluded. After three years of censuses there has been no sign of movement towards improving racial inequalities in mental-health care.

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