Survey finds need for night clinics

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 April, 2010, 12:00am

Half of 352 former mental patients said they were adversely affected by a lack of night clinics, a survey by the Society for Community Organisation found. A quarter said they had to take leave from work to attend follow-up consultations, and 15 per cent said they feared that would lead to discrimination from colleagues. Eighty per cent said a night clinic service should be offered at least once a week.