1,000 Israeli Patients Unnecessarily Kept in Psychiatric Wards to Be Sent to Hostels

'We have patients who have been in the ward for 20 or 25 years. For them to go into the outside world and have contact with the community will improve their situation'

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The Israeli Health Ministry plans to release about 1,000 patients who have been unnecessarily hospitalized in psychiatric wards and transfer them to residential community treatment centers. Of these, around...