Shuttered Tri-City Psychiatric Beds Spark a New Round of Infighting

Nathan Fletcher
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

This post initially appeared in the June 11 Morning Report. Get the Morning Report delivered to your inbox.

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and North County Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath are demanding that Tri-City Medical Center, which closed its behavioral health beds last year, come up with a plan to reinstate services soon.

The two Democrats sent a letter to the Oceanside hospital district on Monday declaring their plan to request a state audit of Tri-City if officials don’t deliver a comprehensive plan to step up psychiatric emergency services within the next 30 days.

Tri-City, which shuttered 18 psychiatric inpatient beds and 12 crisis units last fall amid reported financial challenges, released a statement late Monday saying it was disappointed by the letter.

Fletcher said he sent the letter after months of waiting for the district to offer…

Original published: 2019-06-11 18:11:08 Read the full San Diego News here

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