Heroin addicts’ deaths due to ‘abysmal’ treatment

Michael Poole, 48, Grace Yates, 24, and James Unicomb, 23, died in separate incidents after receiving rapid opioid drug detoxification (ROD) therapy between 2005 and 2010 at the Psych 'n' Soul Clinic, a private health facility at Ultimo, Sydney.

At an inquest into their deaths at Glebe Coroners Court yesterday, State Coroner Mary Jerram found none of the three were "entirely suitable" for the expensive implant treatments, and had received "extremely inadequate" care by medical and nursing staff at the clinic.

"It appears that a patient only had to present themselves at the