Midland Mental Health & Addiction Wait Times
Wait Times collection is mandated by the Ministry of Health for all Alcohol and Drug Providers across the board and Child & Youth for the Provider Arm only. The purpose of Wait times is to improve access for the new clients (people who have not been seen by any mental health or addiction provider in 12 months) seeking support from the mental health and addiction services. Wait times is the difference between the referral start date and the first face to face contact logged in Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data (PRIMHD).
The two set targets are 80% and 95% of the new clients must bee seen within 3 and 8 weeks of referral received by a Provider. One of the primary reasons encountered for failure to meet the targets is the incorrect application of the discharge code. Work has been done locally and regionally to improve access rates in Midland.
The two graphs highlight the number of new clients seen and whether the targets are met by the Midland DHBs and NGOs. The data is further sliced by age bands, gender, ethnicity and different teams servicing people.
The graph indicates 4,794 new clients were seen by the Midland DHBs collectively for the period of November 2015 - October 2016. Of the total 76% were seen within the 3 weeks of referral leaving 4% short of the target and 90% were seen within the 8 weeks of referral falling 5% short of the target.
The graph indicates 10,418 new clients were seen by the Midland NGOs collectively for the period of November 2015 - October 2016. Of the total 77% were seen within the 3 weeks of referral leaving 3% short of the target and 94% were seen within the 8 weeks of referral falling 1% short of the target.
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