The Manitoba government is investing more than 342 thousand dollars to provide emergency telepsychiatry assessments to rural emergency departments and First Nations communities without current access to these services. Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery Minister Audrey Gordon says telepsychiatry delivers real time care through secure videoconferencing. She adds this investment will ensure people experiencing mental health issues can have access to psychiatric support that is timely, efficient and reliable. It means people can access the care they need close to home while continuing to receive support from their friends and family members.
They plan to have this in place this fall and in the meantime they want Manitobans to express their views on services at engagemb.ca as well as at a public consultation in the fall.