Mental health action and the Emergency Department

Posted on
November 29, 2021
Public Sector

You may have seen some recent action.

You may have seen some recent action taking place in the Community Mental Health services in the north and north-west.

This action is focused on ensuring clinicians can see clients who most need care.

This has happened partly because no Statewide Mental Health Services staff are based within Emergency Departments, so Community Mental Health teams are left to deal with issues rather than PENs or other mental health specialists.

We are hopeful that this action will not only help mental health services in the community but translate into more mental health services boots on the ground in Emergency.

Keep an eye out for more as our negotiations progress.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

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