Third patient dies this year after ramping outside of Adelaide hospital
A patient dies after being ramped outside the Flinders Medical Centre, the third person to lose their life in such a way at an Adelaide hospital this year. Another patient has died after being ramped outside Adelaide's Flinders Medical Centre for more than hour.It is the third death this year after ramping outside of an Adelaide hospital.In a Facebook post the Ambulance Employees Association said the patient was ramped for two hours."This is the price of Government inaction," the post said."How many more unnecessary deaths will it take? Urgent action must be taken.
The Victorian Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria ’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced on Sunday 24 February that the Commission will be led by Penny Armytage as chairperson, supported by
Mental health royal commission overwhelmed by response. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Almost 4500 Victorians have flooded a major inquiry into the state's mental health system with submissions about the crisis in services for people suffering mental illness
Victoria will introduce a special tax to help fund mental health services and fix the state's "broken" system, following an interim report from a royal commission.
In the report tabled in State Parliament, Victoria's mental health royal commission said even though it was barely halfway through its work, there were matters requiring "immediate action".
The commission's chair, Penny Armytage, said it was clear the system was "failing" and all the evidence the commission had heard had reinforced that fact.
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" Mental health has been the poor cousin of the health system for many years and there are incredible pressure points within the system that need to be addressed," Mental Health Victoria boss Angus Clelland said. "In particular the pressure between the hospital emergency departments and general
The MHCC is working to improve mental health services , supports and policies for diverse populations, including immigrant, refugee, racialized and ethno-cultural groups, people in the LGBTQ2S community, youth, seniors, Indigenous populations, people in minority language situations, and public
"Everything we have heard has confirmed that poor mental health is a pressing yet largely ignored health crisis in Victoria," she said.
She said the interim report was not a "draft" of the commission's final report, but had been produced to draw attention to issues needing urgent attention.
The report urged the Victorian Government to introduce "a levy or tax".
Premier Daniel Andrews told Parliament the report was "harrowing" reading and his Government would implement all the recommendations in the report, including the levy.
The recommendations also include:
- An additional 170 acute mental health beds for young people and adults to meet demand
- The establishment of a mental health centre for excellence
- A second centre focused on providing culturally appropriate treatment for Aboriginal Victorians
- The expansion of follow-up care for people who have attempted suicide, and an outreach program for children and young people who have self-harmed or are at risk of suicide
- A "Mental Health Implementation Office", funded for two years to make the necessary transformative changes to the system.
Thousands of submissions before commission
Global campaign changing the face of mental health
A mental health campaign aiming to break down stigma in Australia is about to go global, sharing candid images of celebrities struggling with their mental health to show the 'real' person behind the public persona. The Imperfectly Perfect campaign aims to change the face of mental health by capturing raw photos of celebrities and public figures and sharing them on social media, alongside stories of their mental health and struggles.Imperfectly Perfect Founder Glenn Marsden said he started the campaign after losing a friend due to suicide.
Mental health services annual report . The Royal Commission also provides an opportunity for a wider community conversation about mental health – toward ending stigma and discrimination. We know Victoria 's mental health system needs to change.
The Royal Commission on the National Health Service was set up by the Wilson government in 1975. It was to consider the "best use and management of the financial and manpower resources of the NHS". The Royal Commission reported in June 1979, by which time the government had changed.
Unlike other royal commissions, this one has not investigated Victorians' individual cases of treatment or made findings about the conduct of specific service providers.
Instead, its focus has been on "what mental health services might look like in the future".
Issues raised during the hearings included the, the and the fact that .
The commission is due to deliver its final report in October 2020.
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Victoria's notorious Lawyer X will be forced to give evidence at the royal commission into the police handling of informants, despite arguing she is too sick. Victoria's notorious Lawyer X will be forced to give evidence at the royal commission into the police handling of informants, de Lawyer-turned-informer Nicola Gobbo will give evidence via telephone to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informers, commissioner Margaret McMurdo ruled today.https://twitter.