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Mother-Baby Units in Psychiatric Hospitals

  • Colin Protheroe (a1)
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Middlewood Psychiatric Hospital, Sheffield, has recently provided facilities for the admission of babies with mothers suffering from psychiatric illness. The venture was sufficiently novel and noteworthy to receive mention in national newspapers, and one gathers that medical and nursing staff are pleased and encouraged by their experiences with their first few mother-infant pairs.

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