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Waiting time for a psychiatrist is 6 - 9 months

Urgency:

High

Veteran Community Needs Affected:

Good Mental Health

Issue Details

Some of the problems stem from psychiatrists who lack the knowledge or are unwilling to complete DVA paperwork for veteran patients. There is a general lack of appreciation of the wellbeing needs of veterans.

Likely Cause of the Issue

Paucity of knowledgeable psychiatrists.

Possible Solution

Notify NQPHN and DVA of the issue.

Who is likely to be responsible to fix this?

DVA, NQPHN

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