6,000 fewer Mental Health Beds

The Guardian reported that the number of beds in NHS mental health hospitals has fallen by a quarter since 2010. See: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/05/number-of-nhs-mental-health-beds-down-by-25-since-2010-analysis-shows This is shocking but perhaps of no surprise to us in North Dorset who have lost all our in-patient beds. There were formerly 7 beds at Waterloo Lodge between Shaftesbury and Gillingham and …

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