Inquiry to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders

 

AMA Queensland provided feedback on the Inquiry into the opportunities to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders. 

AMA Queensland has been working closely with RANZCP in advocating for better support for mental health services given the deterioration of mental health services. The $7.7 million (over four years) additional funding provided in last year’s state budget for perinatal and infant health services, is just a drop in the ocean compared to the amount of funding our system needs to provide quality care. We agree with RANZCP that the Queensland Government needs a recurrent investment of between $650 million and $700 million per year to meet current demand.