Diagnosis or cause of accident
Inquest:-Sunday Times, Sun 12 Sep 1915 Page 14
The adjourned inquiry into the death of Thomas Brennan, an old goldfields identity, whose body was found in the lavatory at the Coolgardie Government Hospital, brought to light some distressing facts. Brennan had been for a long time an inmate of the Coolgardie Hospital, suffering from consumption and stricture. He was among those sent from Coolgardie to Wooroloo; under treatment he improved considerably, and asked to be allowed to return to Coolgardie. He was discharged from Wooroloo, and was, he said, conveyed for five or six miles to the station in a drenching-rain. This brought on a recurrence of the stricture trouble, accompanied by terrible pain. He was admitted as a patient to the hospital, and finally cut his throat with a razor. The jury, found that he died from a wound self-inflicted whilst temporarily insane, and added a rider suggesting to the authorities that properly covered conveyances should be provided for patients to and from Wooroloo, having regard, of course,
to the weather. The "Sun" has previously animadverted on the monstrous carelessness of those in authority in this respect.