Mental health inequality warning

Friday, 07 December 2007

Some black and minority ethnic groups are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for mental health problems, figures show.
The Healthcare Commission said agencies must work together to prevent and better manage mental illness in black and minority ethnic groups.

Census figures also found that two-thirds of mental health inpatients are in mixed-sex wards.
Experts said the figures raised serious questions about mental health services.



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