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Patients ' rights in psychiatry to be reinstated to september

the Government and Danish Regions agreed on a plan that reinstates patients ' rights in psychiatry 1. september.

In the rest of the health care system, it must wait to 1. January 2021, says the plan.

patients ' rights such as guarantees for diagnostics and treatment has been suspended during the coronakrisen.

As a starting point was the rights is suspended until 1. January 2021, where the patients ' rights according to the new plan, therefore, the first will be reintroduced.

the Left has demanded a plan for when patients ' rights can be restored.

But so far, the health ministry has refused to come up with a time frame.

- We must be realistic and set us on, that it's going to take time before all patients can get a time as fast as they usually do, says Stephanie Lose, who is the chairman of the Danish Regions, in a press release.

- We are not out of the epidemic yet, and we still need to be able to provide you with a comprehensive preparedness with short notice.

Health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke (S) says in the press release, it has been necessary to put the examination and behandlingsretten out of power under the coronakrisen.

- We are fortunately in a better place now, and we can begin to move toward more normal conditions in the health service, so patients who have had to wait, soon as can get to, he says.

- this is Why it is important that we now have a national plan for how we can re-introduce patients ' rights, which is a key element in the health sector, says health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke.

Why to it in the first place is possible to restore the patients ' rights in psychiatry is that much of the treatment here has been converted to telephone and video processing.

the association of Better Psychiatry welcomes the secretary-general Thorstein Theilgaard that the patients in the psychiatry get their patients back as the first.

- It is unequivocally positive that as soon from the government and regions give priority to psychiatry, he says.

People with mental illness have been greatly affected by the outbreak of the coronavirssuset and the societal changes it has brought with it, informs he.

- It has been very violent, there is no doubt that coronakrisen comes with a price in relation to the mentally ill and their relatives. We are strongly concerned that it provides a significantly increased pressure on mental health services over the autumn, says Thorstein Theilgaard.

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