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AMA calls for mental health spending boost in budget

A “significant” funding boost to mental health services is needed to alleviate the “crisis” in SA’s mental health system, according to the Australian Medical Association, which is pleading with the State Government to address issues in EDs, country hospitals and palliative care.

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Jay Weatherill concedes some doctors have felt disrespected during Transforming Health - but argues others deserved criticism for putting their interests ahead of patients'. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily
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We disrespected doctors during Transforming Health, Jay concedes

The State Government has acknowledged that clinicians felt disrespected during the Transforming Health process, as it moves to mend relations with doctors ahead of next year’s election.