‘Psychiatric home help is not yet well underway’
Health insurance companies buy according to GGZ Nederland, the branch organization for institutions in the mental health care, less psychiatric assistance at home than I thought.
The organization thought earlier this year that there are approximately 150 million euros on the shelf remained, but it is even 250 million, said a spokesman in response to a message from the NOS.
The number of beds for psychiatric patients in clinics should go down and therefore there would be more support at home. That’s still not as good going as hoped, according to the MENTAL health service. The spokesperson confirms that there are only about four hundred mobile teams, while there are but six hundred are needed.
The Trimbosinstituut will soon release a report on the issue.