Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Many Psychiatric Clinics Giving Poor Service

Marja Hasert of Ypsilon, the organization which takes care of the interests of psychiatric patients, says that in many psychiatric institutions in the Netherlands care of the patients is insufficient and there is also too few personnel. She also says that frequently patients are put in isolation wards for lengthy periods without any specialists checking if they need to remain there. In addition, she said that protocols differ greatly in various clinics. This statement was made in reaction to the death of a patient in an isolation ward in an Amsterdam clinic, which has since been closed.

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