at North Shore hospital on lack of beds, community placements
Health Minister Andrew Little says the reason mentally ill patients needing acute hospital care are facing long wait times is due to a lack of beds and community discharge placements.
The Mental Health Foundation is blaming extended wait times of mentally ill patients in emergency departments on under-investment.
ED staff at North Shore Hospital have laid a formal health and safety complaint to Te Whatu Ora, saying some people seeking urgent mental health support are being stranded for up to days at a time.
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