'No need' for security guards at Dhulwa mental health unit, hearing told

Lanie Tindale
Updated November 22 2023 - 9:57am, first published 5:30am

Security guards cannot intervene if there is violence between a patient and staff member at a mental health facility, an ACT government executive told a hearing on Tuesday.

Lanie Tindale

I am a reporter at The Canberra Times, and was previously a trainee. I have covered various topics at the masthead, including courts, federal politics, breaking news, features and opinion. I previously worked in digital news. I am now a general news reporter, with a focus on health. lanie.tindale@canberratimes.com.au.