State Senate meeting held on alleged downsizing of Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills


Staff members say the cuts are just a backdoor way to pull the plug on in-patient services.

Many are worried that the state will allow Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills to be downsized.

The state Office of Mental Health announced a plan to close the center last year, but had a change of heart after protests from parents and staff. Some staff members at Sagamore claim that the state has cut personnel at the facility, limiting the number of patients that can be admitted.


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