"people sleeping on chairs as no bed available"

About: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Not for the first time have i been to visit a person on the mental health unit at stepping hill hosp to find they had been admitted and due to no beds available were left to sleep on 2 chairs pushed together this seem to be a continuing issue when a patient is moved from a general ward due to self harm on to this mental health unit , it used to be a good mental health unit now its a nightmare

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Response from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust We are preparing to make a change

Hello Dianne, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Please be assured this should not be happening and we will look into this further. If anything like this happens again please do report it to the duty manager, or contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 716 3178.

Thank you