Banksia Mental Health Unit: children's services ruled not 'economies of scale' in plan for new mental health unit

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
June 18 2021 - 7:30pm
UPGRADE: All eight new beds in the upgraded Banksia Mental Health Unit will be specialist seniors beds. There will be not be a single bed dedicated to children with mental health complaints. Photo: file

Tamworth's new Banksia Mental Health Unit will not include a single child and adolescent bed because NSW Health determined it would not be cost effective, according to documents obtained by the Leader.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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