Navigation Links
More Money For Mental Health, governments told

Governments have been urged to invest more money in mental health, to bridge the widening gap between patients and the services offered.//

Although the new national mental health plan provided a boost of $4 billion over four years, it still fell short of the escalating expenditure, said John Mendoza, the chief executive officer of the Mental Health Council of Australia.

Mr. Mendoza said that only 40 per cent of mental illness was being treated due to decades of under investment. He was speaking on the eve of the meeting of state and federal leaders.

"There is no one arguing that there is not an enormous gap between the provision of services as compared with the prevalence of mental illness," he said.

According to the president of the Australian Medical Association, Mukesh Haikerwal, the states had failed to extract benefit out of the Commonwealth's $1.9 billion funding commitment, leaving only 7 per cent of the public health budget to mental health expenditure, when it should have been 12 per cent.

The Premier, Morris Iemma, said that without changes in workforce there would be a mental health staff shortage. He accused the Federal Government of diluting the recommendations of the Productivity Commission, which urged that Medicare payments be extended, beyond doctors, to other health professionals, to eliminate chronic shortage of staff.

Mr. Iemma has accused the Government of underestimating the number of doctors and nurses needed in the future.

He warned that without an effective change, the chances of sustaining a mental health workforce to meet future demands was "grim".


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives
2. New Generation Clinical Trials Could Save Time And Money, Improve Patient Care
3. Finance Problems Result In Money Sickness Syndrome
4. Losing Sleep over Money or Money over Sleep? Sleep over It!
5. The Long Wait Continues In the Health Care Service despite the Money Factor
6. NHS Forced to Borrow Money at Rates of 10 percent
7. Money Matter Even To the Brain
8. Health Promotion Drives Waste Money, Claim Nurses
9. Failure to Keep Appointments causing Loss of Money
10. Money Allocated for Child Welfare Programme In Kashmir
11. Money Spent On Cancer worth Every Penny
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) ... would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health ... and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of ... label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: