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Mental health services run ‘thin’

Posted: October 13, 2017

(October 13, 2017)

By: Jodi Lundmark, The Chronicle Journal

The coalition is hosting a series of public hearings on how to improve public hospitals across the province and they stopped at the Italian Cultural Centre to hear city residents’ take on the local health-care system.

 Ed Arvelin and Laurie Koval, representing the mental health division of the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union, expressed their concerns over the lack of acute mental health care in the city.

“The services we do have available to us are stretched thin, if not paper thin, and we need to have another look to see how we’re delivering these mental health and addiction services,” said Arvelin, a registered practical nurse with St. Joseph’s Care Group at the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital.

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