Jenny Marra challenges First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to support a Mental Health A&E for NHS Tayside



18 January 2018



Today in the Scottish Parliament, Jenny challenged First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to support a Mental Health A&E for NHS Tayside.

Commenting after the exchange at First Minister’s Questions, Jenny said:

“The present system of mental health crisis care is simply not good enough.

“People are not getting the immediate care they require especially over the weekends.

“The police have said that it is the biggest challenge facing officers here in Dundee.

“I hear stories time and time again of police seeking care for people and being turned away.

“It’s time that Dundee had a Mental Health A&E so that those in the most desperate need of care can present themselves, be assessed and given help, care and assistance.

“I’m pleased the First Minister agreed with my call, I will now be making sure that she fulfils her promise.”




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