According to the inquest’s findings, the hospital had no approved procedures in place for granting leave. Linden Kunoth, 24, and Jordan Allen, 34, died by suicide while in the care of the Alice Springs mental health ward. Two men died by suicide in 2017 and 2018 after being granted leave from the Alice Springs Hospital NT coroner found the decision to release one patient failed to "properly appreciate the risks" Linden Kunoth’s family said they had not been properly briefed on how to care for their relative Both men had been involuntarily admitted to hospital and were on temporary escorted leave from the ward under the supervision of their parents when they died. The inquests into both deaths found that neither man should have been granted leave and recommended that the hospital improve its escorted leave procedures. At issue in both cases was the function and use of the […]