Slow progress begins on the adult mental health unit

johnboy 23 September 2011 1

Katy Gallagher has announced, wait for it, “a formal consultation process around staffing levels for the new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU)”.

“The Health Directorate has begun a workforce consultation process which will involve discussions with health staff and consultation with health unions under Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

“The new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit has been specifically designed to support a new Model of Care, and as such the Health Directorate has recognised a need to increase staffing levels within medical, nursing, administrative and clinical support staff,” the Chief Minister said.

Call me crazy but would it not, perhaps, have been sensible to figure out how many people were going to be working there before finalising plans and laying bricks?


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ALM ALM 10:47 am 23 Sep 11

Johnboy if you had any clue about how these things worked you would know that these things can be estimated early on but cannot be finalised until the new budget is released. Since the budget release staffing levels have now more than likely been decided and are just sitting around awaiting feedback from the unions.

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