All 14 residents from the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service have now been relocated to the Northgate Aged Care facility.
News release - Leesa Vlahos
The State Government is providing $14.7 million for the construction of a new older persons’ mental health facility for older South Australian with severe dementia and mental health issues.
The $100,000 Impact Accelerator pilot program is helping eight community organisations in the disability sector to develop new business models, products and services.
New data shows smoking rates in South Australia have been slashed with a reduction across all age groups in recent years.
Mental Health Minister Leesa Vlahos has instructed the Chief Executive of SA Health to expedite the closure of the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden following further reports of unnecessary force being used on residents.
The Makk and McLeay Nursing Home at the Older Person’s Mental Health Service, Oakden, will close as part of the State Government’s response to an independent review into the service.
South Australians are today being invited to provide feedback on the state’s new draft Suicide Prevention Plan which outlines areas of priority for the next five years.
A new respite home for children living with disability will provide more options for families and carers in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
The new national $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund will boost the research of South Australian universities already undertaking work in the priority areas, including space capabilities, identified by the fund.
People with a mental illness will be supported into the workplace thanks to a partnership between Country Health SA and disability employment service provider, Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc.
More than 100 South Australian businesses and community organisations that support people with disabilities are being boosted by two new projects designed to strengthen the sector.
Visual artists are invited to apply for the new Artist in Residence Program which will be based in mental health units across the State.