$1.2 billion investment in mental health services to help the state’s most vulnerable

The Keneally Government will invest $1.231 billion in mental health services around the State, Minister Assisting on Health (Mental Health) Barbara Perry announced today.

The 2010-11 NSW Budget sees $21 million dedicated to mental health capital works.

Three more Psychiatric Emergency Care Centres (PECCs) are also due for completion. These are dedicated mental health treatment areas with specialist clinicians attached to major hospital emergency departments.

Ms Perry said completion of the three new PECCs – at Wollongong, Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales Hospitals – will bring the total number to 12 across the state… more