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May 21 - 27, 2010
The Independent Weekly
Long-term Glenside residents
are being moved into
community facilities such as
nursing homes, creating fear for
their safety and the safety of people
who live nearby.
About 80 Glenside residents with
conditions including psychosis,
schizophrenia and severe
depression have lived at the mental
hospital for decades.
Over the past two years about
40 residents have been moved
out -- returning to their families or
into other community facilities,
including aged-care homes. Some
have been moved into nursing
homes, some to hospitals including
Lyell McEwin, Flinders and the
Repatriation General Hospital, and
other patients have been moved into
flats, Housing Trust properties and
cluster homes in the community.
The move has been prompted by
the Government s plans for the 30ha
site, which include selling 42 per
million film hub, commercial and
retail interests, and housing.
Shadow Minister for Housing,
Disability and the Ageing Vickie
Chapman said residents who
remained at Glenside had been
"systematically stripped of
activities". "They don t have a
garden any more, they don t have
programs and there s a high level of
frustration among staff," she said.
Ms Chapman said 15 years ago
there were about 1000 patients at
Glenside. The Government s latest
plan proposes catering for 129
patients, which includes 30 patients
with drug and/or alcohol issues.
Patients have been moved into the
community with varying degrees
of success. Two former Glenside
residents were returned to the
hospital by nursing homes which
felt unable to care adequately for
their needs and the safety of other
"They were deemed a danger
to staff and other residents of the
nursing home," Ms Chapman said.
She said in other states, older
people had been moved from mental
hospitals into nursing homes which
had specialised staff and units set
up specifically to cope with them.
"In SA there are no such facilities
so these people do not get the
specialist care they need, and the
other residents are not given the
duty of care they deserve," she said.
"It s utterly unconscionable that
any of these patients are moved
out before appropriate facilities
are built. It s indecent to tip these
people out until the facilities are in
One long-term Glenside Hospital
resident is Tim Yeates, 49, who was
diagnosed with schizophrenia and
has been a resident at the hospital
for more than 30 years.
His father, John Yeates, is
concerned his son will not continue
to live at Glenside. He said he would
cease worrying only when he
received written confirmation from
the Government that Tim would
remain a long-term resident there.
"It seems it s all still up in the
air," Mr Yeates said.
"I don t really know. We re having
a meeting at the end of this month.
"Ninety per cent of
schizophrenics are meek and mild
but Tim is aggressive. He s a danger
to himself and to the public. I don t
think he would survive out in the
Mr Yeates said he had been
visiting Tim once a fortnight at
Glenside since he was admitted
there, and his family had moved
from Mt Gambier more than 20
years ago so they could be closer to
Ms Chapman said Mr Yeates s
concern was well-founded.
"I understand his fears because
so many families have been given
assurances and told they wouldn t
have to move unless they wanted
to and one-by-one they have been
peeled off," she said.
"There s clearly more attempts to
put these people out if they can get
away with it."
Mental health is one of this year s
biggest losers in the Federal
Despite Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd acknowledging
that "when it comes to mental
health there is much, much more
work to be done", the budget has
provided little extra relief for the
Mr Rudd will spend $7.3 billion
on health but appears to have
backed down on his commitment
to a "historic reshaping of
mental health" made at last
month s Council of Australian
Governments (COAG) health
Mental health is expected
to cover 14 per cent of health
services, but receives only 6 per
cent of health funding.
The Mental Health Council
of Australia said many of the
Government s initiatives were
created under the Howard
Government and "the Rudd
Government has provided little
in terms of new services and new
initiatives to help those at risk
and in need".
The Government was forced to
delay plans to introduce changes
to its "Better Access" mental
health care plan until April next
year after outrage from affected
mental health workers.
The current scheme allows
doctors to refer patients to
occupational therapists and social
workers under the same Medicare
rebate, but the new plan will see
the services managed in a care
Mental health groups claimed
the implementation of the
initial proposal, which excluded
occupational therapists and
social workers, would have left
thousands without essential
The Australian Association
of Social Workers said people
with mental health issues would
not have been able to claim back
the Medicare benefit, making
these services unaffordable.
Health Minister Nicola Roxon
said the changes would provide
co-ordinated care packages and
improve use of fee-for-service
She defended the Government s
"The policy direction is right
but it was too ambitious to make
the change on the first of July and
we will work with social workers
and occupational therapists to
make the transition smooth," Ms
"We ve listened to the
community, we take seriously the
views of the social workers and
the occupational therapists, and
we ve made this change."
The SA branch of the National
Association of Occupational
Therapists said the initial plan
was "foolish because it was
done without consultation and
without understanding of its
"It would have left vulnerable
people out in the cold," executive
director Brian Whitford said.
He said hoped there would
be consultation before the
revised care package system was
implemented next year.
Huge inequities in
mental health funding
When it comes to
mental health there
is much, much more
work to be done.
-- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
John Yeates: worried about the fate of his son, a long-term Glenside resident.
Photo: Kate Elmes
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