Almost half of WA’s psychs plan to leave within 5 years amid mental health ‘crisis’
Forty-one per cent of WA psychiatrists are considering leaving the profession within the next five years, according to Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists research – the highest number for any Australian state.
WA Branch Chair Michael Verheggen told Jo McManus on 6PR Mornings the sector is under immense pressure – and patients aren’t getting the care they need.
“For some services there can be a four- to six-month wait list,” Doctor Verheggen said.
“By that period of time, it’s often too late.”
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