Louise Travers

The mother of a long-term patient at Queenstown's mental health service says a slew of staff resignations in recent months could lead to another hospitalisation for her child. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the lack of psychologists in...

Shrinks shrunk

Queenstown's publicly-funded mental health team's in a state of breakdown following five staff resignations in recent months. Senior clinical psychologist Dr Gen Numaguchi says he and two other psychologists and two social workers had quit, "which is basically half the team". He...

We’re still waiting

Four hundred and forty-two. That's how many days it's been since the Southern District Health Board announced it was boosting Queenstown's mental health provision with an after-hours service. Yet that service is yet to get off the ground. The delay has sparked...
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