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Iraqi refugee kills herself while patient at hospital that gave nitrous oxide to babies

The woman, who has not been publicly identified, died while in the care of Banks House mental health inpatient unit

An Iraqi refugee took her own life while an inpatient at Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital, the day news broke that two newborn babies at the same hospital had been given the wrong gas, one fatally.

In a revelation that will increase pressure on the hospital, and the state government’s management of its healthcare system, the 46-year-old woman – who has not been publicly identified – died while in the care of the Banks House mental health inpatient unit.

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