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Potential effects of retraction of the high-security hospitals

  • Pat Abbott (a1), Sarah Davenport (a2), Steffan Davies (a3), S. Rao Nimmagadda (a4), Aideen O'Halloran (a5) and Theresa Tattan (a6)...
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The high-security hospitals are undergoing a retraction process. In conjunction with this, regional services are being developed for those patients who require longer-term treatment at medium-security units.

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Potential effects of retraction of the high-security hospitals

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