Risk rating system needed when patients on facility leave: report

Lucy Bladen
Lanie Tindale
February 12 2024 - 5:57am

Mental health staff need a risk rating system and script when telling emergency services a patient has absconded from a mental health facility, a review has recommended.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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.

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