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2008-09-17 09:00:59

By James Davis Deseret News PROVO -- Some aspects of the Utah State Hospital's history may be harsh, but a hospital museum opened Tuesday with the aim that the past shouldn't be forgotten. The museum on the Provo campus tells the hospital's 120-year history through photos and artifacts displayed in two rooms at the historic Old Superintendent's Home. The building was constructed in 1934 out of materials collected while remodeling the old Utah State Insane Asylum building. Hospital...

2008-09-11 15:00:40

AT HER visit to Scotland's State Hospital at Carstairs, the Health Secretary revealed that the hospital is on target in reducing its patient numbers. Nicola Sturgeon said that it is important to stress that patient needs and public safety are paramount. The target figure for patients at Carstairs will be 140 and is achievable. This target will be achieved through patients being transferred to semi-secure units. Reduction of inpatient psychiatric beds throughout the country see more and more...

2008-09-11 15:00:40

By STEWART PATERSON MORE than one-quarter of patients have been discharged from Scotland's State Hospital at Carstairs in just over a year, as it moves towards meeting a target of reducing beds by 40per cent. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon visited the hospital yesterday to chair its annual review, and heard it was on course to meet obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. Already the numbers of patients are down to 173, with another 28 on a transfer list waiting to...

2008-09-07 03:00:24

By Blum, Nava Fee, Elizabeth AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS of planning and fundraising, American medical missionaries opened the first mental hospital in China in 1898. In 19th century China, the mentally ill were usually confined by their families in a dark room of the house, essentially neglected. 1 If left to wander in the streets, they were often mocked and laughed at, and sometimes stoned. If they did anything wrong, they could be arrested and thrown into prison. Because the mentally ill...

2008-09-02 03:00:33

By Stastny, Peter Penney, Darby THE ATTIC AT WILLARD STATE Hospital in the village of Willard in upstate New York was lit by a beam of sunlight streaming between rows of wooden racks filled with suitcases-men's on the left side, women's on the right- alphabetized, labeled, and covered by thick dust and bird droppings. They had been untouched for many years. It was 1995, and the hospital was closing. The belongings, once owned by nearly 300 patients from the late 19th through the mid-20th...

2008-08-20 12:00:57

It's difficult to comprehend, but the staff at the state mental hospital in Goldsboro ignored the needs of a patient seated in full view for more than 22 hours before he died. This troubling revelation about Cherry Hospital is just the latest in a string of patient abuse and neglect allegations dogging the four state-run mental hospitals. The shocking details are enough for federal officials to threaten to withhold funding from Cherry. Yet what happened there in April again underscores...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

Today it survives only as a name on a map, but in its time Hawkmoor Hospital at Bovey Tracey housed hundreds of patients. It had two distinct lives, firstly as a chest hospital founded in 1913 to treat people with TB and then, as this awful disease became less common, as a hospital for those with mental disability. Remote locations were often chosen as sanatoriums, the country air was cleaner than in smokey towns but there was probably also an element of not-in-my-backyard, such was the...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Allen Essex, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas Aug. 6--BROWNSVILLE -- Cameron County officials are crunching numbers to fit huge cost increases into the 2008-2009 budget, with the aim of not increasing property taxes. Budget Officer Xavier Villarreal told County Judge Carlos Cascos and commissioners Tuesday that he is calculating about $2.5 million in budget increases, including $425,000 to $500,000 for gasoline, $485,000 in cost increases for indigent health care, $1.1 million...

2008-08-04 00:00:21

KUCHING: Procedures that allow mental patients to stay in homes for the aged are being reviewed by the Federal Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. "Mental patients are not supposed to be in homes for the aged," said its Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen after attending a briefing at Rumah Seri Kenangan old folks home at Km26 Kuching-Serian Road here. Dr Ng made the comment after learning that mental patients were living in all the old folks' homes run by her ministry and the state...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Carlos Santos, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 27--STAUNTON -- The new Western State Hospital is being designed to teach the mentally ill the skills needed to cope with everyday life, such as cooking and stress management. The hospital, expected to be under construction by next spring, will be built to offer "psychosocial rehabilitation," a treatment Western State has been using for more than a decade. The psychosocial rehabilitation program replaced the old "ward" program in...


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