New changes to transport of mental health patients under the Mental Health Act

The Department of Health WA has advised the contract for Mental Health Transport (DOH20193996), specifically for patients who are subject to a Transport Order – Form 4A under the Mental Health Act, 2014 has been awarded to a sole supplier, Wilson Medic One (WMO).

WMO will provide three dedicated mental health transport vehicles and crew during the hours of 6:00am to 11:59pm, seven days per week across the metropolitan area. It is mandatory for all patient transports, inter-hospital and community, under a transport order to be undertaken by WMO under this contract. Referrers will need to complete a Transport Order (form 4A) and a Transport Risk Criteria Form before contacting Wilson Medic One on 1300 284 940. If Police are required to escort the patient then a phone call to WA Police – 131 444 is to occur first to obtain the CAD number before contacting Wilson Medic One.

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