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Friday, 3 July 2015

Mental health patients in rural areas could wait months to see psychologists due to problems with Primary Health Networks

Mental health patients in rural and regional areas could wait months to see psychologists because of problems with the Government's new Primary Health Networks (PHNs), former employees claim.

Several former staff from Medicare Locals have contacted the ABC and said patients in rural and regional areas are being told they will have to wait months to see psychologists, because service contracts for the new organisations have not been signed.

See more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-02/mental-health-patients-in-rural-areas-face-long-waits/6589866

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