10,000 mental health patients turned away from Hunter emergency departments

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May 20 2024 - 5:30am
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin said "there should be a public outcry around suicide". Picture by Jonathan Carroll
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin said "there should be a public outcry around suicide". Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Mental health presentations to emergency departments in the Hunter's primary health network rose 10 per cent in seven years to more than 17,000 people a year, federal government data shows.

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