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7.30 ACT tonight on ABC1

By johnboy - 23 March 2012 1

7.30 ACT for Friday March 23rd.

1. Eastman Evidence

Reporter Jeremy Thompson explores the arguments that suggest convicted murderer, David Eastman, might not be guilty.

2. New Mental Health

The new mental health facility opened today – an exclusive preview.

3. Portrait Prize.

The winner of the National Portrait Photography Prize is Rod McNicol for his picture of his friend, actor Jack Charles.

4. Vale Margaret Whitlam

In this film from 1973, Margaret Whitlam gives reporter Gerald Stone the rounds of the kitchen – at the Lodge.

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7.30 ACT tonight on ABC1
dazzab 12:03 am 24 Mar 12

2. New Mental Health Unit
I attended the open house for the Adult Mental Health Unit at the Canberra Hospital today. It’s a very impressive facility and it’s huge. The official statements say it’s a 40 bed facility that can increase to 50 but it looked larger than that to me.

It’s great to see an investment in such an important area of health care but I remain very skeptical that the ACT Gov has the budget to operate such a facility. Hopefully those that have been turned away due to a lack of beds for years will now be able to access the services they need.

One thing is for sure, if you ever have to stay in hospital for mental health issues it will be in a facility that’s much nicer than what’s available now.

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