Seven years ago when Steph Slack’s uncle ended his own life, she wasn’t quite sure how to react. Despite the fact suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 … Continued
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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A hospital should have done more to prevent the suicide of Melanie Rabone, a voluntary mental health patient. She was at an immediate risk of suicide, so the hospital had a duty to protect her right to life.