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Losing Paul is a Canberra Times podcast about a mother's desperate fight to save her son and a health system unwilling - or unable - to help.

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Losing Paul is a Canberra Times podcast about a mother's desperate fight to save her son and a health system unwilling - or unable - to help.

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    Losing Paul is a Canberra Times story about a mother's desperate battle with the health system to save her son, and the complicated string of events that contributed to his death.

     

    • 46 sec
    Episode 1: 'Just tell me'

    Episode 1: 'Just tell me'

    A young man is found slumped over near a fence in a Western Creek neighbourhood. His mother Ann tries to get answers from the police.

     

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Who was Paul Fennessy?

    Episode 2: Who was Paul Fennessy?

    Paul was a shy, Irish kid with a taste for fine clothing and a talent for the cello. But he was leading a double life that he kept hidden from his family and closest friends.

     

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: The gas explosion

    Episode 3: The gas explosion

    After coming to terms with with his prescription drug use, Paul was starting to get his life on track until an accident sparked a series of events that sent him into a downward spiral.

     

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: Ann v the system

    Episode 4: Ann v the system

    Refusing to write her son off as a drug addict, Ann campaigns for an inquest into Paul's death to uncover the gaps that led to his downfall.

     

     

    • 29 min
    Episode 5: The fallout

    Episode 5: The fallout

    The coroner delivers her findings and we try to answer the question, could Paul's life have been saved?

     

     

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

white_wig ,

Important topic

A quite well produced podcast on a very important topic. Interested to see where they go with this one!

Keen listen ,

Great effort

An engaging and insightful podcast shining a light on a heartbreaking story, as well as the broader issue of prescribed drug abuse.

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