Now Iâ€™d hate to harp on this but it is obvious that mental and psychiatric help have a major shortcoming in our health system.
We have seen over the years the health system erode. Of this there is no doubt. We are, however, continually told by the ruling party that our standards are equal or better than the other States.
Well, this may sound good, but the other State health systems are a debacle which means ours is either a debacle, or just slightly better.
Given that, GPs have come out and, not surprisingly, complained. And in reply we have the ACT Department of health who appear to agree with the GPs. [According to a story on ABC Online
And yet we have heard nothing from the government as yet.
The system is woeful and getting worse. Itâ€™s time for this government to stand up and show that it is fit to lead by fixing the system, not laying blame on previous governments, the federal government, or using the old excuse that I wrote in the second paragraph above.
Mental health services in this territory are woeful and it would appear there is a trend towards more people having problems in this area. It needs fixing now and not later when it is all too late and the system totally and utterly breaks down.