Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Mental Health Beds, Country

37 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022).

1. For each of the past four years, what was the occupancy rate of country mental health inpatient units as a percentage of available mental health beds?

2. For each of the past four years, what was the waiting time for admission to country mental health inpatient units?

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 the past four years, the occupancy rates for country mental health beds were:

2018-19—87 per cent

2019-20—89 per cent

2020-21—90 per cent

2021-22—89 per cent

For wait time to admission, Mount Gambier performed as follows:

2018-19, Mt Gambier was 63 minutes

2019-20, Mt Gambier was 101 minutes

2020-21, Mt Gambier was 109 minutes

2021-22, Mt Gambier was 191 minutes.