HALIFAX — Leaving people with intellectual disabilities in a Halifax psychiatric hospital has created “an unnatural setting” where skills and hopes fade away as years go by, a behavioural therapist told a human rights inquiry Thursday. She then proceeded to give evidence that was a rare glimpse into a locked-door hospital setting that frustrates the efforts of highly trained staff. They’re kind of held there,” Robinson told the inquiry. She recalled meetings with Department of Community Services staff informing them the client was ready to leave and receive community-based care. However, during her testimony, Robinson told the inquiry she’s found it challenging to make progress due to the shortage of small options homes.
Source: thestar March 08, 2018 17:48 UTC