Bassetlaw: Suicidal patient ‘locked in police cell for 14 hours’ due to beds shortage

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A woman who claims she was locked in police cell due to a shortage of psychiatric beds says mental health care reforms are ‘desperately needed’ in Bassetlaw.

The married mum-of-two, who has struggled for years with mental health conditions, including post traumatic stress disorder, has spoken out to help improve care.

She has threatened and attempted suicide several times, and says she was once arrested and locked in a police cell for 14 hours because there were no psychiatric beds available in the county.

 

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