With New State Funding in Place, Hospitals Add Mental Health Beds
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center in Derry have announced they are adding a combined eight new in-patient psychiatric beds. The new beds come amid a years-long shortage that has forced many mental health patients to languish in emergency rooms.
For years a shortage of treatment options in New Hampshire has meant that some people in mental health crisis have been forced to wait inside emergency rooms for days or even weeks for a psychiatric bed to open up.