27 Feb 2024

Palmerston North Hospital under scrutiny after patient death

From Checkpoint, 4:35 pm on 27 February 2024

Palmerston North Hospital is coming under scrutiny over the death of a patient, believed to be by suicide.

It's the latest in a string of deaths in either patients of the hospital's mental health ward, or people have come to hospital with mental health needs.

Reporter Jimmy Ellingham reports.