Pediatric Psychiatric Center to stay open

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State $140 billion budget will include funding to keep the Pediatric Psychiatric Center in West Seneca open for at least 12 more months.

According to Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, the spending plan agreed to Saturday by legislators will fund operation of the facility for another year.

In February, News 4 reported plans to close the West Seneca facility and move the children to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center at Elmwood Avenue & Forest. The plans outraged neighbors and families. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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