Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Mental Health Care

36 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022). For each of the past four years, how many patients were transferred from each of the local health networks beyond the metropolitan area of Adelaide to Adelaide-based services (including designated rural mental health services) to receive mental health care?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised:

For people who were transferred from country hospitals to metropolitan mental health acute units in:

2017-18 there were 104

2018-19 there were 90

2019-20 there were 106

2020-21 there were 114

The Malinauskas Labor Government is committed to the establishment of a mental health unit at Mount Barker Hospital and delivering an additional six mental health beds at Mount Gambier Hospital.