Tough times loom for mental health providers

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The investment boom that has seen independent sector mental health hospital capacity leap by 35% in the last five years, from 6,212 beds in 2003 to 8,647 in 2008, is set to come to an end as a result of the recession, according to a new report from healthcare market intelligence specialists Laing & Buisson.

The report says the independent sector now provides 24% of all mental health hospital capacity in the UK, the other 76% (27,350 beds) being provided by NHS Trusts.

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