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Banksia documents show the Tamworth mental health facility is 71 per cent non-compliant with safety, health guidelines

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
June 21 2021 - 7:00pm
Rebuild: The CSP blames the design of the building, which has a low roof, "making access onto the roof relatively easy." Photo: File.

Dozens of patients absconded from the Banksia Mental Health Unit in a three-year period, with the institution failing to meet national guidelines for safety and quality of care within acute mental health facilities.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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