State mental health leader John Mendoza – who walked out of his office yesterday rather than obey an SA Health order to shut up after an incendiary InDaily interview – has continued to expose a litany of failures and budget cuts in the state’s mental health system.
Psychiatric and emergency doctors have backed the resignation parting spray of former Central Adelaide Local Health Network mental health director John Mendoza, saying he was voicing concerns “many people thought privately”.
EXCLUSIVE: One of the nation’s most experienced mental health experts has quit his post with SA Health, blasting the department and State Government for failing to act on reform and demanding “some accountability on the department and the chief executive and the minister”.
Resources at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital are “so thin on the ground now that we are seeing errors”, doctors’ incident safety reports are being downgraded and staff have serious reservations about planning for the new hospital, frontline medicos have told a parliamentary committee.
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking cases of ambulance ramping outside overcrowded Adelaide hospitals have been uncovered by a high-level independent investigation, including children aged under 10, a 103-year-old man and a cancer patient who was left languishing for nearly five hours.
South Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout has been described as “abysmal” by a leading epidemiologist, as a blame game erupts between the state and federal governments over delays in the mass immunisation program.
Travellers from the Greater Brisbane area will be locked out of South Australia from 4pm today, under a snap new border restriction in response to growing COVID concerns in the lead-up to the Easter break.