News: September 2005

  • Family fights for mental health justice
    When Chad Buckle killed himself, his parents believed he was under the secure care of Ward 27 at Wellington Hospital. However, Chad - who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia - walked out of the ward to his death. Chad's death was not the first for Ward 27 - just this week the desperate parents of a patient there wrote to the head of mental health in Wellington saying they had lost confidence in Ward 27's ability to provide effective treatment in a secure environment.
    Posted: Sunday 25 September 2005

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