17 Dec 2015

New initiative to keep people with acute mental distress out of police cells

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 17 December 2015

In Auckland a new memorandum of understanding between the police and health authorities means mental health patients having acute episodes are being taken to hospital rather than being held in police cells until they can be medically assessed. It is estimated that police deal with an average of 100 mental-health related calls each day. Senior Sergeant Ross Endicott-Davies is managing the project

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