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.


  • Julia

  • 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

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