San Francisco pauses plan to shift long-term beds for mentally ill

October 1, 2019

The San Francisco Department of Public Health  has paused its decision to transform a number of long-term care beds for San Francisco’s mentally ill into a temporary respite facility, according to an article on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

The move came after a month of protests over the decision to stop admitting new clients into the Adult Residential Facility and the Residential Care Facility for the Elderly on San Francisco General Hospital’s campus.

That decision left more than 40 beds empty at the public hospital.

The department planned to transform a portion of the unused beds into a temporary respite facility, called Hummingbird Place. But now, the department said, it will pause the changes and figure out another way to use the beds.

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