A review of official statistics for the past five years by the Post found 225,900 psychiatric patients had been treated in public hospitals as of December 2015, a 20 per cent increase, but in psychiatric patients treated in public hospitals to 225,900 as in December 2015 but the number of psychiatricdoctors treating them grew by only 3 per cent serving at public hospitals grew by three per cent to 344 last year. Photo: Sam Tsang

Long waiting times at Hong Kong public hospitals for mentally ill patients

Low medical manpower coupled with surging demand see wait times of up to more than three years

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A review of official statistics for the past five years by the Post found 225,900 psychiatric patients had been treated in public hospitals as of December 2015, a 20 per cent increase, but in psychiatric patients treated in public hospitals to 225,900 as in December 2015 but the number of psychiatricdoctors treating them grew by only 3 per cent serving at public hospitals grew by three per cent to 344 last year. Photo: Sam Tsang
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