Increase in abuse and neglect in mental health and disability facilities

SMH, 19 October 2017
Author: Miki Perkins
“In one home for people with disabilities, toilet paper was rationed. In another, a resident was left in the garden for two hours on a roasting hot day. He had to be taken to hospital for exposure and sunburn. These are just two examples among hundreds of incidents of abuse, neglect and violence reported by community visitors – volunteer advocates who visit the state’s mental health and disability facilities to check on the welfare of residents.”
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