Commenting on two Healthcare Commission reports published today [Tuesday], which find failings in the provision of adult mental health care, and that older people are often excluded from services available to younger people, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb said: “Mental health care continues to be a Cinderella service. It suffers from being denied the same guarantees of access that other health services enjoy."
"The failings in mental health treatment for young adults are bad enough. But it is absolutely intolerable that age discrimination is allowed to exist in the NHS.
Liberal Democrats would address the current failings in the provision of mental health services, and ensure that patients are entitled to treatment within 13 weeks."