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Your thoughts wanted on the looney bin

By johnboy 3 November 2011 25

The Health Directorate is asking for public feedback on their Consultation Draft Stage 3 Model of Care for new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Canberra Hospital.

Stage 3 represents the final stage in the development of the Model Of Care (MOC) and describes the clinical and support system to assist a person and their carers during times where adult acute inpatient care is needed.

This follows previous consultations on Stages 1 and 2 of the development of the MOC for the new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU).

Comments close on 30 November 2011 and can be made to: DCECorporate@act.gov.au

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LSWCHP 8:02 pm 06 Nov 11

I reckon most people are OK with satire, comedic ridicule, slang references etc, as long as that topic is not important to them.

I’ve had family members and friends experience mental health issues, and I’ve had problems myself after a particularly horrifying (in my view) marital breakup. There were a couple of times I thought I’d be better off in the nuthouse myself…errmm…I mean mental health support facility. To me, the terminology doesn’t matter a bit.

bigfeet 2:15 pm 06 Nov 11

richiedt said :

Johnboy – I’m sorry, but your use of the term “Looney Bin” to describe the new Mental Health Unit is appalling. .

Quite right, absolutely appalling.

According to Macquarie Dictionary the preferred Australian spelling is “Loony” without the “e”.

Please correct it.

richiedt 12:35 pm 06 Nov 11

Johnboy – I’m sorry, but your use of the term “Looney Bin” to describe the new Mental Health Unit is appalling. Mental Health patiens have enough negative stigma without terms like this being bandied about carelessly and thoughtlessly.

Please be a bit more considerate.

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