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Tasmanian coroner slams Royal Hobart Hospital failings relating to 2018 suicide

Jessica Willard
By Jessica Willard
Updated August 19 2021 - 11:55pm, first published 5:00am
Coroner slams 'failure of basic care' for psychiatric patient

A Tasmanian coroner has condemned the poor decisions and below standard care at the Royal Hobart Hospital, after a woman who was admitted to a psychiatric unit designed to accommodate low-risk patients hung herself.

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Jessica Willard

Jessica Willard

Senior Journalist and Health Reporter

Being a health reporter to me is about more than just reporting the problems. It's about asking why they are happening in the first place and what needs to change to fix it.