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Banksia Mental Health Unit modelling shows region needs 34.1 beds more than we have

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated August 31 2021 - 12:43am, first published 12:00am
MORE DEMAND: Modelling advice provided as part of the unit's clinical services plan shows, the New England region will need up to 34.1 more mental health beds. Photo: file

The New England region could be left with about half the number of beds it needs after the completion of the new Banksia Mental Health Unit, according to modelling conducted for the $40 million project.

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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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