After violence at Elliot Hospital, Manchester aldermen call on state to allocate funds for urgent mental health care
The vote at Tuesday's meeting came as a local man, Fern Ornelas, 54, remains in a Boston hospital with possible paralysis. Following an altercation with a security guard at Elliot Hospital, Ornelas was arrested and at some point while in custody suffered a broken neck. He had gone to the Elliot for psychiatric care.
Alderman At-Large Dan O'Neil said there had been enough debate about the shortage in mental health funding; something has to be done "immediately."
Alderman At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur said the Elliot should do more to fund security. "The Elliot should have something for the community. They don't pay us any property taxes," he said.
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