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Youth Psychiatric Care

The number of Island youth needing to be admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for psychiatric care has been increasing. But the hospital's psychiatric ward doesn't always have enough room for them.

One parent has told CBC her daughter waited a full week in pediatrics without receiving the care she needed. Health PEI admits the situation isn't ideal and is looking for a solution.

Kerry Campbell joins us now with the details. He spoke with Pam Trainor with Health PEI, and Dr. Kathleen Pajer, head of the psychiatric department at the IWK children's hospital in Halifax.
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