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.


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 […]

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