Kansas State Hospital Targeted for Closure

A Kansas commission is recommending that the state close its hospital for the mentally disabled in Topeka and move more patients into group homes.

The closure would leave the state with just the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Officials estimate the proposals for the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka and the Parsons hospital would save the state at least $5.7 million a year.

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Kansas Panel Backs Closing State Hospital in Topeka

3 Responses to “Kansas State Hospital Targeted for Closure”

  1. Betty Says:

    I think this would be a good move for the patients as well. A group home is a lot more comfortable than an insitution.

  2. Barbara Says:

    If doing this would save the state so much money, why isn't this done at all the institutions for the mentally disabled?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Another perfect example of institutional care being much more costly.

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