Mixed Picture On Mental Health 2009: Information Gathered

Mixed picture on mental health

Information gathered by a spending watchdog has highlighted a mixed picture on the provision of mental health services within NHS Highland.
Its waiting times are among the longest in Scotland. Audit Scotland, the public spending watchdog, found waits of between 58 and 77 weeks for psychological therapies in two areas covered by the board. However, NHS Highland’s spending on mental health services ranks with the highest in the country. Expenditure of more than £150 per head is higher than in Grampian, Lothian, Fife, Forth Valley and Lanarkshire. It is also among the highest spenders on adults with mental health needs in Scotland per head of population. The Highlands board is about average for numbers of staff working in child and adolescent mental health services.
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