Limited options: Hospital psych unit still closed, patients assessed through ER – Wilson

Mar. 11–Since Wilson Medical Center closed its psychiatric unit two years ago, resources in Wilson County have been reduced, mental health officials said.

Closing the unit, known as New Foundations, meant the hospital started assessing mentally ill patients in its emergency room while trying to help patients find appropriate placement. The unit closed when medical director Dr. Bush Kavuru moved out of state.

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