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A 50-year-old man with Down syndrome has died after he was found by security outside Byron Central Hospital when he was supposed to be receiving oon-on-one care.
The NSW minister for Health is refuting claims by Justice Action that the 19 recommendations from the review following the death of Miriam Merten at Lismore Hospital would not prevent this event recurring again.
Shadow minister for mental health Tania Mihailuk called on the NSW Government to set public hearing dates in Lismore and across the north coast for its inquiry into care of mental health patients during a visit to the region yesterday.
A Ballina health practitioner has described the state’s recently announced review into mental health services as sweeping the problem under the carpet and is calling for local residents to contact their local MPs about it.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has welcomed the NSW Government's independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system following the 2014 death of patient Miriam Merten at the Lismore Base Hospital’s mental health unit.
Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.
Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.