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From Global News–The Manitoba government is investing more than $342,000 to provide emergency telepsychiatry assessments to rural emergency departments and First Nations communities, Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery, announced Minister Audrey Gordon in a conference today.

Telepsychiatry delivers real-time care through secure videoconferencing.

“Right now, there is a need for adult emergency telepsychiatry services in First Nations communities and rural emergency departments and nursing stations,” Gordon said

“This investment will ensure people experiencing mental health issues can have access to psychiatric support that is timely, efficient and reliable.”

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