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SANE comment on the CQC's State of Care Report 2019/20
Added: 16th Oct 2020

Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, on the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care Report 2019/20:

“SANE shares the CQC’s concern that the pandemic-driven transformation of health and social care risks magnifying existing problems in mental health services. 

“Since the beginning of lockdown, 85 per cent of callers to our helpline have been new to our service, while 30 per cent tell us they are actively suicidal.

“People are either being tipped over the edge due to isolation and loneliness, or have existing conditions that are being made worse. We fear in a Covid-dominated health service there will be no room left for them.”

 

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