Govt promises $1m for doctors' mental health

Melbourne cardiologist Dr Geoffrey Toogood (pictured) says the recognition from a senior politician is important. Photo by Skye Brewster/Red Finch Photography


The government will invest $1 million in mental health programs for doctors, following the tragic suicide of registrar Dr Chloe Abbott.

Recalling the January death of the young doctor-in-training, health minister Greg Hunt vowed at last week's AMA national conference to develop a program aimed at preventing suicide in the profession.

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