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Urgent action needed in mental health and learning disability services - Rana Das Gupta

October 17, 2019 10:29 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Rans Das Gupta Parliamentary Candidate St CrossResponding to the report, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby and Bulkington Rana Das Gupta, said:

"Staffing shortages, coupled with inadequate funding solutions has meant the strained care system is beginning to crack.

"The Care Quality Commission has highlighted graphically the decline in standards for mental health and learning disability inpatient services. This means some of the most vulnerable are not receiving anything like the standards of care that they need.

"Liberal Democrats have long argued that mental health in particular should be raised to parity with other forms of healthcare. It must be given the funding it deserves.

"Locally, Liberal Democrats want to see the renovation of the older parts of St Cross Hospital in Rugby to develop a new mental health support unit."

Growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating 'perfect storm' for people using mental health and learning disability services https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/releases/growing-pressures-access-staffing