n Mental Health Matters - SASOP guide statement on clinicians and discharged patients from Life Health Esidimeni facilities - : editorial

Volume 3, Issue 4
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At the end of May 2016, the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH) has effected the decision to discharge about 1900 non-voluntary longer-term inpatients from Life Health Esidimeni (LHE). The immediate result of this development is that mental health care users (MHCSs) have in great numbers been hastily discharged and transported to different NGOs and other private locations across the province, while some went to Sterkfontein, Weskoppies and Cullinan hospitals.

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