Sununu calls on lawmakers to fund $26M secure psychiatric hospital
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The emergency room at Concord Hospital is a focal point in the state’s struggle to create enough psychiatric beds to meet the growing demand for mental health services.
Like other emergency rooms across the state, Concord’s is housing mental health patients awaiting space at nearby New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s psychiatric facility, sometimes for weeks at a time.
That’s why Gov. Chris Sununu chose the hospital on Tuesday to launch his counter-assault against House lawmakers and their plan to remove a $26 million secure psychiatric unit at New Hampshire Hospital from the governor’s proposed budget.