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Scottish hospitals struggle to handle lockdown surge in mentally ill children

19th January, 2022 1:42 pm

Mentally ill children face being sent to England for treatment as Scottish hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge in disorders such as anorexia and self-harm that emerged during lockdown. Dr Mairi Stark, a paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, said every mental health bed in Scotland was full at the weekend. Distressed... View Article

Record number of young people wait for eating disorder treatment in England

19th August, 2021 7:50 am

A record number of children and young people with a potentially life-threatening eating disorder are waiting for treatment in England, as psychiatrists warn soaring demand is overwhelming services. NHS data analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows that while the number of those waiting for urgent and routine treatment has reached record levels during the pandemic, more children and... View Article