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Sinéad O’Connor talks Robin Williams’ death and mental health


‘people get treated like dirt’

She says that men and women with health issues are treated differently by the media

Posted 16th August 2014 in News | By Clickmusic News Desk

Sinéad O’Connor has spoken out about the death of Robin Williams to highlight that there is still a long way to go in breaking down the stigma of mental illness.

Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for a bed

The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.

Figures supplied by 21 NHS trusts reveal that their collective spending on out of area placements solely due to capacity pressures jumped 42 per cent, from £32m in 2011-12 to £46m in 2012-13 – the last full year for which figures were available.

According to HSJ research, the number of patients treated outside their areas also increased.

Lack of funding could threaten Care Act reforms, councils warn

Local Government Association poll highlights council concerns over cost burdens of landmark reforms