Thousands of service users missing from inpatient settings
Mental health charity SANE blames years of ‘relentless cuts’ for creating appalling conditions on wards
NHS figures show that 3,462 people who had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 went absent without leave (AWOL) from treatment centres between April 2018 and March 2019.
Mental Health Practice. 22, 5, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.5.6.s2