Long wait for mental health treatment

Publication Date12 January 2022
Publication titleAirdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
New figures have revealed just how long some patients were left to wait for help after being referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in 2020

The stats also showed that one Lanarkshire patient has currently been waiting 830 days without being seen.

The figures were described as a "torturous wait" by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, who requested the statistics from every health board across Scotland.

In Lanarkshire, a further nine patients faced a 21-month wait before finally...

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