Mayview State Hospital to close???

  1. I was wondering if anyone has heard about this? I was speaking to a site supervisor at one of our mental health residential treatment centers and she said that Mayview is to be shut down by 2008. This is the first I have heard of this and I was wondering if anyone has heard this.
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  3. by   Altra
    I haven't heard this. It would be a shame -- I believe there are only 3 state psych hospitals remaining in the state, and the other 2 are much further east.

    Mayview's population is 1/10 of what it was years ago, but having done psych clinicals there, I feel strongly that it is needed.

    This would be another example of short-sighted political thinking -- save money on one budget item (the expense of the facility) but spend potentially much more "cleaning up the mess" trying to integrate the SPMI population into outpatient settings.
  4. by   Markthemalenurse
    I agree MLOS. Some of the patients that are at Mayview aren't well enough to be moved into the community. They need that structure found in a state hospital. In most community living arrangements (CLAs) 24/7 nursing care in unheard of. Also there are no Behavioral Specialists in most CLAs. Staff are not trained to give psychiatric help and the therapist / psychologists only come in once a week. Plus alot of patients have been a Mayview for a very long time and have come to consider Mayview as home. Being ripped away from home can cause an increase in behaviors. If Mayview is closing - it was not a very well thought out plan.
  5. by   Markthemalenurse
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    Last edit by Markthemalenurse on Nov 4, '06

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