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 of Emergency Medicine
Reece Hinchcliff, Senior Lecturer Centre for Health Services Management at UTS
Producer: Cheyne Anderson