Province lauds IWK for work to improve mental health and addictions care

IWK Health Centre

The provincial government says youths in need of mental health and addictions help are getting better care, faster, at the IWK Health Centre.

Pointing to innovative work at the children's hospital, the Nova Scotia government says access to community mental health and addictions care has improved by 75 per cent over the past four years.

A news releases states that young people who need emergency care are seen immediately, and nearly all cases assessed as needing urgent care are seen in under four days. 

For non-urgent care, 72 per cent are seen within 28 days and the average wait is 22 days.

The province also reports that 98 per cent of patients and families report satisfaction in the quality of care at the IWK.