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3 comments:

  1. Simon, 17. October 2017, 23:08

    This is contrary to what I was told by a member of Wellington’s mental health team this morning. I know this person as Bill, he is a psychiatric nurse at the Wellington psychiatric unit. I asked him this morning over coffee whether he thought the mental health unit at Wellington Hospital was sustainable with the apparent staff shortages. He stated that he thought mental health services at Wellington hospital, and I quote, ‘were very good.’ This is contrary to what we are hearing in the media.

     
  2. Ken W, 18. October 2017, 8:14

    @ Simon, That is what he said as Bill works for the CCDHB and so he is cognitively biased; obviously Bill working for the CCDHB, is not a patient getting service.
    The only reliable feed back is from the majority of patients (and family of patients). It’s consumer feedback.
    Even nurses can only state they are understaffed and unhappy, not how good the CCDHB mental health services are for consumers. The stories I have heard deny the CCDHB have consumer satisfaction for their mental health crisis care.

     
  3. Simon, 18. October 2017, 19:20

    I agree. Bill is cognitively biased. He is denying what can only be seen as systemic failures at Wellington mental health services. Agree throughly with your comment.