first_imgNZ Herald 6 August 2017The number of Kiwis getting medical intervention for eating disorders has increased by more than 40 per cent in the last five years.But sufferers’ families say there are still not enough hospital beds to keep up with demand.In 2011, Ministry of Health-funded specialist services treated 894 people who were critically unwell through illnesses such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders.Last year, 1290 New Zealanders with severe eating disorders were treated through these services.Four years ago the ministry said the number of beds in hospital mental health wards and residential facilities for people with severe eating disorders had increased from 12 to 27 since 2009.Today however the ministry says it doesn’t know how many beds are allocated specifically to people battling eating disorders as its data does not identify mental health beds by diagnosis.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11898032&ref=twitterlast_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonLONG BRANCH — A city man was arrested this week for the March robbery of a Sovereign Bank in his hometown.Police have charged Manuel Sotogonzalez, 39, with second-degree robbery, following a nearly six-month joint investigation conducted by city police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Charles Webster, public information officer for the prosecutor’s office.Police responded to a report of the robbery on March 4 at the bank, 600 Broadway. Witnesses told police, the suspect allegedly entered the bank and approached a teller, demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, with the suspect fleeing the scene prior to the police arriving, according to Webster.Sotogonzalez’s bail was set at $125,000, without the option of posting a 10 percent bond. He was being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold.last_img read more