Gov. Perdue visits Umstead mental facility
Gov. Bev Perdue made an unannounced visit to the children's and adolescent unit at Central Regional Hospital's John Umstead facility in Butner late Tuesday afternoon.Posted — Updated
She was there for about an hour and 15 minutes and spoke with hospital administrators, the medical and nursing staff and many of the children.
Perdue said she will work with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler to ensure that all of the patients in mental health facilities are getting proper care in suitable and safe conditions.
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