The author Anita Heiss has said the New South Wales health system is “on notice” over its treatment of Aboriginal people after an inquest into the death of her cousin, Naomi Williams, found there was bias in the way she was treated at Tumut hospital. Williams, a 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, was six months pregnant when she died at the hospital on 1 January 2016. An autopsy showed the cause of death was sepsis associated with the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis , a serious infection that is treatable with antibiotics. Williams, a Naidoc award-winning disability worker, had attended the hospital 18 times in the seven months before her death complaining of pain, vomiting and nausea. She had been discharged for the last time just 15 hours before her death. The autopsy report showed the cause of death was unrelated to the vomiting and nausea. But the inquest sought to find if […]