Reported cases of restraint in hospital units in England rose by over 50% between 2016 and 2017


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A Sky News Freedom of Information request shows that the use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities in hospital units in England rose by more than 50% between 2016 and 2017. And at least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015.

Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/40-people-died-in-barbaric-secure-hospitals-the-government-pledged-would-close-11540038