Union fears more cuts to mental health budget

By ABC News

Budget Cuts on Mental HealthThe Health and Community Services Union received a briefing with senior Health Department officials yesterday on the latest round of savings measures.

The union’s Tim Jacobson says it became clear another $2.3 million will be slashed from mental health services, on top of $5.7 million previously announced.

Mr Jacobson says $800,000 of savings will be made by achieving state office efficiencies and $1.6 million in operational staffing efficiencies.

“The two savings strategies clearly go to staffing. We know that in mental health the lion share of staffing is in frontline services.”

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