WPR News
11:40 am
Mon March 29, 2004

Protection And Advocacy Concerned

Cheyenne, Wy – Protection and Advocacy is closely reviewing the suicide of a patient at the state hospital. The group sued and reached agreement with the state over State hospital issues several years ago. But some recent concerns, coupled with the recent suicide, has Protection and Advocacy Director Jeanne Thobro reopening an investigation. She says their biggest concerns surround staffing.
Thobro says she had a positive meeting with the Governor and considers litigation a last resort. State Hospital Director Pablo Hernandez says he welcomes the investigation and the opportunity to improve service to the mentally ill.