Cash-strapped NHS Tayside has forked out more than £1.5 million on taxi fares in the last five years, the Tele can reveal.
NHS Tayside has drafted in outside experts to help redesign mental health services amid claims non-clinical managers are ignoring medical advice when making decisions.
The number of issues raised about the Carseview mental health unit has risen almost three-fold in the space of three years.
Psychiatric in-patient services in Tayside are set to be centralised at the Carseview Centre in Dundee.
A doctor who discharged a man from Carseview days before he took his own life said he would probably have detained him if given the chance again.
A doctor was busy “phoning his wife” when he declined to help calm down a patient at the Carseview Centre, a court heard.
A doctor who allowed a man to leave Carseview days before he took his own life said it would have been “heavy-handed” to use her powers to keep him there.
A man who killed himself days after leaving the Carseview Centre in Dundee had been recognised as having “suicidal thoughts” by an assessor.
A doctor told a fatal accident inquiry about his frustrations at the treatment one of his patients received at a Dundee psychiatric unit.
A 26-year-old Dundee man fears he will end up taking his own life if he doesn’t get the help he needs.
The general adult psychiatry inpatient service in Angus and the out-of-hours crisis response service in Perth and Kinross have started to transition to the Carseview Centre in Dundee.
Fears have been raised that the closure of a Tayside mental health ward could impact on Dundee’s Carseview centre in Ninewells.
A Fatal Accident Inquiry is to be held into the death of a young Dundee dad, the Tele can reveal.