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Coronavirus Bill frees up psychiatrists to fight COVID19

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The Coronavirus Bill became the Coronavirus Act and passed into law last week. It included changes to mental health legislation which is not yet in force. Only one doctor will be needed to section someone, and sections will be able to last longer without review.

Those of us who have been on the receiving end of care from an under-resourced mental health system have some insight into how transferring psychiatrists into under-resourced intensive care units might go.

Cartoon of a patient lying in a hospital bed with a doctor in PPE standing to their right

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Dolly Sen
3 months ago

Welcome to the fold, Rachel. That cartoon is so accurate that I peed a little from laughter

Crippen
3 months ago

Great cartoon Rachel!

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