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Mental Health and Health Services NI

Mental Health Rights  |  Wed Sep 01 2021

The NI Department of Health announced a new regional mental health crisis service, with the stated aim of reducing waiting times and reliance on A&E for acute care.

The Belfast News Letter reported that across both physical and mental health needs, nearly a fifth of the NI population was on a waiting list for a first time visit to a hospital consultant, with more than half waiting longer than a year.

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