Top psych slams patient’s 19-hour wait for care

Professor Patrick McGorry says patients with runny noses are receiving better treatment than those with severe mental health issues

A leading Australian psychiatrist says Victorians with runny noses are getting better treatment than patients with severe mental health issues during COVID-19. 

Professor Patrick McGorry
Professor Patrick McGorry.

Professor Patrick McGorry’s comments come as Melbourne ED doctors report increasing pressure on mental health beds and staffing, along with a rise in the number of presentations.

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