The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has now agreed to improve facilities in Solihull, and provide more beds locally.
Lorely Burt launched a campaign to increase the number of beds locally, after learning that a lack of spaces in Birmingham and Solihull meant patients being sent as far as Brighton and Carlisle. (BBC report on patients being sent 200 miles).
She took her concerns to the Mental Health Minister, Norman Lamb, who condemned the journeys as ''totally unacceptable''.
Thank you to everyone who supported Lorely’s campaign - another example of the great work Lorely has done during her 10 years as Lib Dem MP for Solihull.