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The provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales (NSW) custodial facilities is complex due to a combination of the size of the NSW correctional system, the need to deliver these services in a secure environment and a patient group with frequently complicated medical histories and co-occurring medical conditions. Our inspection focused on:
We examined the provision of health services in selected NSW adult correctional facilities.
The Inspector made 50 recommendations to improve health services in all custodial facilities in NSW.
The Health services in NSW correctional facilities was tabled in NSW Parliament and published in March 2021.
Health services in NSW correctional facilities report (PDF , 2.9 MB).
29 Mar 2021
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and we pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future.