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Review of mental health services following Moorooka incident

The Director-General of Queensland Health ordered an independent investigation into the mental health treatment provided to former patient, Anthony O’Donohue, following a tragic incident at Moorooka on 28 October 2016.

The investigation report, led by forensic psychiatrist Professor Paul Mullen, was completed in April 2017.

As a result of its findings, Metro South Hospital and Health Service commissioned their own investigation into the prevailing culture, practices and protocols within their mental health services.

On 7 September 2018, both of those reports were made public and can be accessed below:

Both reports contain a series of recommendations aimed at addressing concerns raised during the investigations and, ultimately, improving the reliability and safety of public mental health services for consumers, carers and the broader community.

Last updated: 26 July 2019