Responding to news reports that 372 mental health patients were sent out-of-area in 2016/17, Jeff said:
“This postcode lottery for mental health care is unacceptable. In Manchester alone, 372 adults were sent out-of area for emergency treatment in 2016/17, isolating them from their family and ultimately making their recovery harder.
This is a direct result of mental health budgets being used to plug black holes elsewhere in our NHS.
We’ve heard a lot of warm words on mental health from Theresa May, but it’s time we saw improvements on the ground to match.”