Our Emergency Departments are failing mental health patients. A new report has found mental health presentations account for only 4.5% of people in Emergency, yet they represent 30% of people waiting for a bed. This episode examines why some of us wait so long in hospital, and how this problem can’t be fixed by more time targets.
• Margaret Fry, Professor of Nursing at UTS and Northern Sydney Health District
• Dr Simon Judkins, President, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
• Reece Hinchcliff, Senior Lecturer Centre for Health Services Management at the University of Technology Sydney.