University Hospital Will Close Psychiatric Ward

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University of Colorado Hospital is closing it's inpatient psychiatric ward. Hospital officials say overwhelming demand for general beds is forcing them to convert the psychiatric ward's 22 beds to non-psychiatric uses. Mental health advocates say there's already a critical shortage of these services in Colorado, and that University Hospital's decision will only make things worse. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more. Visit University Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Services Web Site. Visit Mental Health America Colorado Web Site.