23 Jun 2021

Royal Commission into Abuse in Care: Psychiatrist on working in NZ in 1970s

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 23 June 2021

A psychiatrist who worked in New Zealand in the 1970s says many people employed at psychiatric hospitals back then often had no relevant qualifications.

David Baron's given evidence to the inquiry into abuse in care which is investigating claims that young people at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital were given electric shock treatment and drugs as punishment.

Reporter Andrew McRae has been at the hearing in Auckland.