Home / World News / Editorial: Transparency needed on Hedland hospital death

Editorial: Transparency needed on Hedland hospital death

Imagine how desperate the family of the Aboriginal woman who died by suicide at Hedland Health Campus must have been in the hours before her death.

Desperate enough to take their distressed loved one to a hospital, where they had the right to believe she would be safe.

Today, The West reveals staff at the hospital should have known about the woman’s precarious mental state.

She was a known suicide risk and had been receiving treatment for her mental illness for years.

And yet still she was put in a “side room” of the hospital and left on her own.

About brandsauthority

Check Also

Beyond the Saleyards: Sheep prices depressed with many processors booked out until October

Sheep prices are off again, and many processors are booked out until at least October …

%d bloggers like this: