Segue to the case of the mentally ill man who died after being restrained by police and sedated at the Townsville Hospital's mental health unit where he’d gone seeking help but was told to go home as there were no beds available.
- A man dies, the mental health system is apparently left wanting, there's yet another black death in custody and the Bully gives it (from memory) page five coverage.
- I’d be the first to agree that they health system needs fixing and that a national system is one of the required fixes but I’m appalled at the lack of discussion on preventative health services and mental health services.
- And we have had in Townsville within the last week an unnecessary death as the most dramatic evidence of the need for improved funding for mental health services.
- The Bully today devoted all of a 9cm column to the health system negotiations