Stacey Dooley has been praised by viewers of Back on the Psych Ward for “shining a light” on mental health during the lockdown.
The BBC Two documentary saw Stacey return to Springfield Hospital, where she worked with the team for six months to get a first-hand look at how the coronavirus pandemic impacted patients.
The staff at the hospital treat a wide range of mental health conditions and have to make some tough decisions to help keep patients safe.
Viewers were left “heartbroken” by what Stacey encountered and the toll that the past year had taken on patients as well as the staff trying to deliver the care required.
Some who were watching questioned whether there was enough funding available for those delivering mental health care.
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