Psychiatry waitlist blow-outs driving desperate patients to ED ‘time and again’

Over 500 psychiatrists signed a letter to Mark Butler warning of a workforce crisis.
Dr Simon Stafrace.

“I can think of a case as recently as this week where an individual with bipolar was developing an acute manic relapse and tried to access his psychiatrist, but they had closed their books.

“His GP could also not find an appointment for a few days.”