2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:11:19 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS, HEALTH: John Umstead Hospital (NC)
Young patients live in former barracks
State hospital's new psychiatric unit doesn't have enough beds to meet the need.

By Lynn Bonner
Charlotte Observer (NC)
February 25, 2009

BUTNER - The state has spent about $200,000 to refurbish parts of a former Army barracks to house children committed for psychiatric care, while a section set aside for children in a new state mental hospital remains vacant.


The children have spent some time each week in the new hospital's gym. The Umstead building the children were using for play was closed recently because of concern about mold and asbestos contamination. "Danger" signs posted on the building's doors warn of cancer and lung disease hazards. Respirators and protected clothing are required for entry.

The state expects an environmental assessment of the building to be completed this week.

For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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