30 Jun 2020

Inquest into man's death at mental health ward clears staff

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 30 June 2020

An inquest into the death of a man while at a mental health ward in Wellington has cleared the staff of any wrongdoing.

Samuel Fischer, 34, who had a history of self-harm and suicide attempts, died while staying at a Capital and Coast District Health Board facility in 2015.

RNZ reporter Harry Lock spoke with Samuel's mother, Lyn Copland. She says the findings are totally inadequate.

A warning that some listeners may find this story upsetting.