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Inspectors find safety issues at Montana hospital

March 20, 2017

Federal inspectors have found safety issues at Montana State Hospital, including environmental risks and staffing shortages, according to an article on the Charlotte Observer website.

Inspectors also found the hospital did not eliminate risks for suicidal patients, such as leaving out towels that could be used as ligatures. 

Other hazards included mirrors that could be broken, along with coat hooks, door knobs and other anchor points that patients could use to hang themselves.

Some of those issues have been addressed and patients are being monitored more closely until the rest of the work can be completed, officials said.

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