MENTAL health services are struggling to cope amid an increase in the number of vulnerable patients being detained in hospital, according to the head of a government watchdog.
THE number of people in Scotland being detained under mental health legislation is at its highest since the law was overhauled a decade ago.
I NOTE with interest your interview with the outgoing chief executive of Scotland's Mental Welfare Commission ("World looks to Scotland after mental health care improved", The Herald, February 7).
THE head of the Scottish mental welfare watchdog Dr Donald Lyons believes significant advances have been made over recent years in the treatment of people with psychiatric illnesses and learning difficulties.
Scottish ministers are bracing themselves for hundreds of compensation claims after a landmark Supreme Court ruling that they have acted unlawfully.