Improvements reported on treating mentally ill in emergency rooms (Dr. Bill MacEwan)

Two years after an external review found major problems with how the mentally ill and drug addicts are treated in Vancouver emergency rooms, local health authorities are reporting significant improvements.

“Be able to give us the best history possible, so we can make the best diagnosis and bring about the best treatment.”

Dr. Bill MacEwan, the head of Psychiatry at St. Paul’s Hospital, says improving communications with Vancouver Police was one of the 22 recommendations made.

Marcella Bernardo reports

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