The signal line

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  • Published 20200804
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-50-4
  • Extent: 304pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

GEO AND WES didn’t talk on the fifteen-minute drive from the airport, although that in itself wasn’t unusual. When they arrived at Royal Hobart, Geo hung back as Wes scanned the board for Psychological Medicine. It was Geo’s first time at the hospital since their mum had passed, and he didn’t need to look to know the oncology clinic for outpatients was on level one.

They found B Block on level three and followed a sign down a narrow corridor to the Department of Psychiatry. The posters on the walls alerted them to the change in clinical environments: Warning This is a Hospital Watch Area; NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE; Verbal & Physical Abuse WILL NOT BE TOLERATED; If You Display Offensive Behaviour You Will Be Asked to Leave.

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