Mental Health

Constituency Question

Danny O’BRIEN (Gippsland South) (14:42): (112) My question is to the Minister for Mental Health, and I ask the minister: when will Gippslanders begin to see a turnaround in mental health treatment and support? The most recent data from the department, the Adult Mental Health Quarterly KPI Report for quarter 3, shows that Latrobe Regional, which is our regional mental health acute facility, had a bed occupancy level of 105 per cent, seclusions per 1000 bed days of 13.5, versus a statewide average of 7.9, and most concerningly the percentage of people who presented at the emergency department being transferred to a mental health bed within 8 hours was 39 per cent, versus a target of 80 per cent. These figures are hurting Gippslanders. I ask the minister: when will this be turned around?

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