The Eastern Daily Press report:

The number of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) patients being sent to institutions outside of the trust jumped from 77 in 2011/2012 to 117 in 2012/13, according to figures obtained under a Freedom of Information (FoI) request.

Officials from the mental health trust said they had received a surge in demand for acute beds.

However, they said the number of out-of-area placements only represented a small proportion of admissions.

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