Monday, July 03, 2006
Mental Health System Failing Those in Need
Shadow Minister for Mental Health
Shadow Minister for Mental Health Gladys Berejiklian said today the tragic death of Jason Szczepek showed the mental health system in NSW was failing those in need of treatment.
Jason Szczepek was denied admission to Sutherland Hospital on 26 May, and again on 29 May. Later on the evening of 29 May he threw himself in front of a train.
“If a person in urgent need of treatment was turned away from receiving help, the State Government needs to explain why,” Ms Berejiklian said.