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A Hostel Ward for New Long-Stay Psychiatric Patients: The careers of the first 10 years' residents

  • P. A. Garety (a1), H. K. Afele (a2) and A. D. Isaacs (a3)
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On 21 September 1977, the first British ‘hostel ward’ was opened. In this paper we review the thinking behind such a concept and evaluate its successes and failures. This is not simply of value as an introspective exercise since it is also crucial that service planners and providers who are moving towards the closure of mental hospitals should consider the value for their district of such a service.

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A Hostel Ward for New Long-Stay Psychiatric Patients: The careers of the first 10 years' residents

  • P. A. Garety (a1), H. K. Afele (a2) and A. D. Isaacs (a3)
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