Increase in A&E visits to Lincolnshire hospitals for mental health conditions

  • StaffAid
  • August 17, 2019

A&E attendances for mental health conditions have increased elevenfold at United Lincolnshire Hospitals over the past decade – to an average of 10 a day.

Exclusive figures show people with a diagnosis of psychiatric conditions visited the trust’s A&Es 3,495 times in 2018/19 – the
highest number in at least a decade. Doctors and mental health charities warned busy and stressful A&Es were not the best place for those in need of mental health help.