Spike in mental health cases at emergency rooms as lockdown eases - WC health officials

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Dr Keith Cloete, head of the Western Cape Health Department (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)
Dr Keith Cloete, head of the Western Cape Health Department (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)

The Western Cape has seen an increase in mental health patients at hospital emergency rooms as lockdown restrictions have been eased.

According to health officials, more than 4 200 patients, with mental health illnesses, have visited 17 emergency centres in the province in the last four months.

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