A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.
The average wait for treatment across the region is 27 days - way above the national average of 18.8 days
BY: DAVID OTTEWELL & TODD FITZGERALD Nearly 200 mental health patients have been forced to wait more than 90 DAYS for treatment, the M.E.N. can reveal. Shocking new figures show that those needing access to services in south Manchester face waits longer than almost anywhere in the country, at around 50 days. NHS data lays bare […]
He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility
15 December 2015 Manchester Sandra Brotherton was found by relatives at her house in Greater Manchester A man has admitted stabbing his mother to death in a “frenzied attack” at their home. Sandra Brotherton was found dead by relatives at the house in Redwood Drive in Bredbury, Stockport, on New Year’s Eve in 2014. […]