GP ignored in case of suicidal patient, inquest hears

A coroner has criticised a psychiatrist for discharging a suicidal patient from an Adelaide hospital against the wishes of the patient’s GP. 

Dr Dennis Tianming Liu was working at the Lyell McEwin Hospital psychiatric service when he was asked to review Geoffrey Noakes on 13 February 2013. 

Mr Noakes had a history of major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation. Earlier that day, he had threatened his estranged partner with a knife, attempted to leap out of a moving car and bought a rope with the intention of