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New Royal Adelaide Hospital Mental Health Unit Promises End to Shackling in Sa Emergency Departments

Tom Fedorowytsch, ABC News, 28 Jun 2015Woman in Hospital Bed with Doctors SurrondingMental health patients might no longer be shackled in emergency departments in South Australia once the new Royal Adelaide Hospital opens next year. A recent report was scathing of shackling or sedating mental health patients and called it a “serious human rights issue”.

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