Counties Manukau mental health service criticised over death of patient
The mental health service at the Middlemore Hospital campus in South Auckland has been faulted over the death of a patient.
Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan lists a series of failings and says the Counties Manukau District Health Board breached the code of patients’ rights.
Among his recommendations, following an inquiry, he suggests the DHB consider having psychiatrists on duty at its acute mental health unit during weekends and public holidays.
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