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Chelmsford Royal Commission

Duration2 years
LocationSydney , Australia
Also known asRoyal Commission into Mental Health Services
CommissionerJustice John Patrick Slattery

The Federal Court is requiring journalists and publishers to prove allegations of manslaughter and medical malpractice that were first made 50 years ago and investigated thoroughly by the Royal Commission in 1990. Federal Court Justice Jayne Jagot acknowledged in preliminary judgment last month that two doctors from notorious Chelmsford Private Hospital, who claim they were defame in a recent book, were slammed by the Royal Commission, and many of the witnesses are now likely dead. However, she found the defamation case brought by Dr John Gill and John Herron was trial is full arguments should be heard at a likely cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Defamation specialist and President of Victorian bar, Dr Matthew Collins, said Justice Jagot's decision was correct as a matter of analysis of Australian law, but that it highlighted the urgent need for reform of law. Chelmsford Hospital and its Deep Sleep Therapy became byword for medical arrogance and malpractice in the 1980s. Twenty-four deaths were attributed to the treatment of Psychiatric patients at Sydney Private Hospital between 1963 and 1979, where people were put into Deep Sleep using drugs and were treated with electro-convulsive Therapy. In the Royal Commission's 1990 report, Justice John Slattery referred to the hospital's three surviving doctors, including Dr Herron and Dr Gill, for professional and possibly criminal prosecution. All this was published widely at the time, tried and tested in Royal Commission. But Justice Jagot's October 5 ruling suggests that, under Australia's defamation law, history is never really settle, and things thought to be facts must be proven afresh. The Book that is subject to defamation Action, Fair Game: Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia, by ABC journalist Steve Cannane, includes a chapter about Chelmsford, because Scientologists had played a central role in exposing the scandal. Defamatory imputations-reputation-damaging conclusions former doctors claim reasonable audience would have taken from the book-were that doctors had nearly killed and had falsely imprisoned one patient; they had continued to use Deep Sleep on patients despite the number of deaths it cause; they falsified death certificates; lied to patients' families; caused one patient brain damage and other patients to die; were guilty of Medical malpractice and had defraud patients' Health funds. All these imputations, according to Justice Jagot, arose from the same facts as those investigated in detail by the Royal Commission. In 1990, Royal commissioner found that Dr Gill, who was de facto in charge of Chelmsford, must bear a large part of responsibility for the consequences of Chelmsford both in terms of suffering and sometimes deaths of patients, according to reports at the time. Dr Gill was later charged with manslaughter and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, jury never hear charges, because the High Court permanently stays proceedings when it rules that deaths had happened too long before. To prosecute would be abuse of process, Court find.

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Background

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Chelmsford Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Mental Health Services, more commonly know as Chelmsford Royal Commission, was the Royal Commission in the Australian state of New South Wales, chaired by Justice John Patrick Slattery. Establish by the Government of New South Wales ostensibly to investigate Mental Health Services in the state, Royal Commission came about only after prominent Sydney radio and television shows pressured the newly elected Health Minister, Peter Collins, to make good his promises for Royal Commission. Originally, its prime focus was to have been psychosurgery at NSW Neuropsychiatric Institute. Following media pressure, it focussed more on Deep Sleep Therapy of Dr Harry Bailey, director, from 1963 to 1979, of state-fund Neuropsychiatric Institute and then Chelmsford Private Hospital, private psychiatric institution in Sydney.

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Evidence

Deep Sleep Therapy was notoriously practise between 1962 and 1979 in Sydney, Australia, at Chelmsford Private Hospital during which it was anticipated that patients' minds would be able to overcome mental afflictions. Deep Sleep Therapy was prescribed for various conditions ranging from schizophrenia, anxiety and depression to obesity and addition. This involved periods of induced coma, often for several weeks, caused by intermittent administration of intravenous barbiturates. Many patients either die during Sleep or awake from it with varying degrees of impairment, ranging from permanent amnesia to chronic panic. At least twenty-four patients die and many others suffer permanent physical and psychological damage in hospital during that period. The hospital was forced to close in the early 1980s and Chelmsford Royal Commission was established in 1990s to investigate deaths that occurred there.

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