Crumbling mental health services

Auckland’s mental health services are groaning under increasing demand. Is the city at “crisis” point and is it time for an inquiry, asks Newsroom’s SHANE COWLISHAW.

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Calls to crisis teams are rising, and there was an almost 600% jump in one year in the number of days when there there were no spare beds available at the adult inpatient units. In 2014-15 there were only seven days when there was no space at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) facilities, while in 2015-16 […]