Doncaster Free Press report:

South Yorkshire’s NHS trusts have shut scores of beds for mental health patients, raising fears of a shortage of care, a report has revealed.

The statistics show that 45 beds – including 12 in Sheffield – have been axed since 2011 at the county’s mental health facilities.

The report, based on Freedom of Information requests made by Community Care, expressed concerns that patients are being turned away because of high occupancy rates.

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