Medical & Mental Health Issues

State hospital crisis unit to hire staff

CONCORD — State Health and Human Services officials received the go-ahead to hire staff for a new 10-bed crisis unit at the New Hampshire Hospital they hope will help relieve the stress on local hospitals.

Letter: Prison as treatment

Recent news articles have exposed the dubious practice of housing civilly committed patients at the Secure Psychiatric Unit in the men’s prison in Concord. The state improperly uses that site as an extension of New Hampshire Hospital. Non-criminals live with felons.

Proposed Health and Human Services cuts create uncertainty across N.H.

Today, members the House Finance Committee – the ones tasked with reviewing Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal – will meet to go over the plans they’ve come up with for their own version of the state’s financial roadmap for the next two years.

Editorial: Medicaid key in inmate rehabilitation

The House Finance Committee chamber is once again an abattoir for numbers. State programs present there to be sacrificed on the altar of small government or become subject to experimental surgery. How much flesh and bone can be removed and the patient still survive?

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