Mental health reform needs staff, nurses

AAP, May 11, 2011 Nurses have welcomed extra federal funding for mental health but have questioned where the staff will come from for the new services and programs. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation said the $1.5 billion increase in mental health funding was a boost to a sector neglected for many years. "This approach is an important step forward in recognising the need to address acute care needs as well as the value of averting illness, where possible," South Australian federation secretary Elizabeth Dabars said today. ... Mental