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Psychiatric hospital closed for putting patients at ‘serious risk’

Despite a recent £2million investment in a psychiatric hospital in York, the hospital has been closed because patients were found to be at ‘serious risk’. The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) carried out a critical inspection at the Bootham Park estate in 2014, which ordered that serious improvements were made. Despite a £2m spend on improvements, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection earlier this month made some worrying findings and ordered the hospital to be closed and clinical services moved.

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Migrant sues government over drug

A Nigerian migrant is suing the government over the claim that her psychosis was triggered by medication given to her at an immigration removal centre. The 36-year-old, known as GB, was prescribed an anti-malaria drug during her time at the Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre after she outstayed her visa.

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Psychiatric hospital “unsuitable and unsafe”

A psychiatric hospital in York is to be closed after inspectors described it as “unsuitable and unsafe for patients”.  The Archbishop of York originally built the hospital in 1777 as the ‘County Lunatic Asylum’, which was later changed to the Bootham Park Hospital.  The hospital houses two acute admission wards, one for men and one for women, and also has an elderly assessment unit for people aged over 65. A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), however, found the hospital to be no longer safe for patients.

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