15 Jun 2018

Father says red flags raised at Waikato DHB before son's death

From Checkpoint, 5:19 pm on 15 June 2018

The father of a young man who drowned after walking out of the mental health unit at Waikato Hospital unsupervised says his care was a train-wreck waiting to happen. Nicky Stevens, who was 21 and suffered from schizophrenia. died in the Waikato River in March 2015. His inquest ended in Hamilton today. Our reporter Andrew McRae has been there.