By Sue Learner, Editor It has been common knowledge for decades that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems are dying prematurely, yet a Government review has found hospitals are still not bothering to investigate these deaths. The report ‘Learning, candour and accountability’ commissioned by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and carried out by the […]
In October, a jury inquest ruled that neglect contributed to the death of Mr Sparrowhawk, who drowned after an epileptic seizure at Slade House in Headington, Oxfordshire.
Southern Health “missed opportunities”, according to watchdog CREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINSKI BY:Henry Bodkin The interim chairman of a scandal-hit mental health trust that was criticised for not investigating hundreds of unexpected patient deaths has resigned after only four months. Tim Smart, who took over the heavily criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in May, […]
A report commissioned by NHS England suggested that hundreds of unexpected deaths at Southern Health were not investigated.
BY: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Analysis suggests an “alarming” lack of investigation of some mental health deathsCREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINKSI Hundreds of patients who died while detained under the Mental Health Act may have been denied inquests, an investigation has found. All such deaths are supposed to be reported to a coroner so they can be […]