Mum urges end to long-term hospital care
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Muckamore: Mum urges end to long-term hospital care

The mother of a man who went into Muckamore Abbey Hospital for two weeks but ended up staying for seven years has said there must be better planning so institutionalised care becomes a thing of the past.

No suitable place could be found for Graham Mackie to live in the community.

The 35-year-old has learning disabilities and autism.

He now lives in his own home supported by the Positive Futures charity.

  • 25 Feb 2019