A new independent report highlights the problems posed by an ageing society, with the poorest in society three times as likely to retire early due to health complications and minority groups worst hit of all.
Because of human rights, patients have a right to see their own medical records, catastrophic hospital failures must be investigated and people detained because of their mental health can get redress.
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The State must do all it can to protect potential suicide victims
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A woman's mother died whilst detained as a mental health patient. The court confirmed that human rights mean there is a positive duty on health authorities to take reasonable measures to prevent mental health patients from committing suicide.