Commission delivers sobering stats from Virginia’s psychiatric centers
Unsafe conditions and overworked staff were some of the findings reported by a Virginia legislative commission charged with evaluating the state’s psychiatric hospitals.
One factor is the large number of admissions of temporary detention order patients awaiting trial and ordered to be evaluated.
Data showed patients at Virginia’s only child psychiatric hospital are restrained 40 percent more than the national average.
Those facility administrators are having to spend double or triple to hire contract help because of the lack of workers.
The report can be reviewed online by clicking here.
(Capture approved by Google Maps)