Mental Health, Regional Communities

14 Mar 2007 questionsarchive

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO in relation to mental health in regional communities.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I have a supplementary question. Given that nine councils on Eyre Peninsula have been granted exceptional assistance and there is a very low proportion of GPs on Eyre Peninsula, which of those services the minister has outlined are aimed specifically at Eyre Peninsula?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO: As I stated in my original answer, we have not as yet designated locations for many of those positions, but they will be population based. So, quite clearly, those large regional centres have a greater chance of receiving those services.