Investigation Started into the Mysterious Death of a Highly Respected Nurse in a Mental Health Hospital After a ‘Medical Episode’
- Emergency services were called to Liverpool Hospital, NSW on Friday morning
- The 49-year-old nurse died of a health problem. Attempts have been made to save him
- The NSW police launched an investigation into the man’s death on Saturday afternoon
- He reportedly died after an incident with a patient in the mental health department
NSW police are investigating the death of a highly respected mental health nurse in a Sydney hospital, which has shocked his colleagues.
The 49-year-old nurse educator died on Friday morning after suffering what is believed to be a health problem.
Emergency services were called to Liverpool Hospital and despite efforts to bring him back to life, he died on the spot.
Emergency services were called to Liverpool Hospital and despite efforts to bring him back to life, he died on the spot
“An investigation into the man’s death has begun,” the NSW police said in a statement.
But initial investigations indicate that he may have had a medical episode. A report is being prepared for the coroner. ‘
The man reportedly died after an incident involving a patient in the hospital’s mental health department.
NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association General Secretary Brett Holmes said his death had taken a heavy toll on those around him.
“Our immediate thoughts and deepest sympathy are with our member’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time,” said Mr. Holmes.
He was a well-known clinical nurse educator and a highly respected mental health nurse mentor in South West Sydney.
The man reportedly died after an incident involving a patient in the mental health department of the hospital (stock)
“We provide direct support to our members affected by this devastating tragedy and assist in all necessary investigations now underway.
Nurses never go to work and don’t expect to return home with their loved ones. It is a heartbreaking tragedy. ‘
In a joint statement, NSW health minister Brad Hazzard and mental health minister Bronnie Taylor described the man as “committed” and said support would be given to his family and colleagues.
“The entire NSW Health family is devastated by the early death of our colleague,” they said.
“Our deepest sympathy goes to the nurse’s wife, children, family, friends and colleagues.”