Mental health 'crisis' as unit spills to general ward

Daniella White
Updated October 12 2019 - 6:25am, first published October 11 2019 - 12:00pm

Canberra Hospital has been forced to use empty beds in general wards to place mental health patients, with the overflowing adult mental health unit meaning the number of patients left languishing in the emergency department has exploded.

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Daniella White

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