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Threatened eviction and hospital readmission from community homes

  • Justin Gardner (a1) and Robert Pugh (a2)
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The outcome of 19 long-stay patients discharged from a large psychiatric hospital to staffed group homes managed by a voluntary organisation were compared with 11 patients discharged to a hostel ward managed by an NHS Trust. The former were found to have a higher rate of police involvement, readmission and threatened eviction. The study highlights the need for an integrated range of different residential facilities and the necessity for close monitoring of long stay patients discharged to more independent community settings.

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Threatened eviction and hospital readmission from community homes

  • Justin Gardner (a1) and Robert Pugh (a2)
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