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Hospitals Report Influx Of Mental Patients

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Reports of improper discharges at the Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital is affecting other local medical facilities.

The “Review-Journal” reports University Medical Center closed its emergency room to adults for 12 hours on Monday, after mentally ill patients filled nearly half of the hospital’s ER beds.

The Southern Nevada Health District says nearly 200 psychiatric patients are currently being held at local hospitals.

Two Rawson-Neal employees were recently fired, following allegations that patients were bused to other states without proper follow-up care.

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