State Government to close Qld’s only dedicated residential youth mental health facility

ABC News By Jesse Dorsett Updated Wed Aug 7, 2013 The State Government has confirmed it is shutting down Queensland’s only mental health unit that houses teenagers with severe mental disorders. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says the services provided by Brisbane’s Barrett Adolescent Centre at Wacol in western Brisbane will be decentralised by early next year. “That centre will be closing as we actually come up with a range of …

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