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Mental Health Care

  • Published: Friday February 28, 2020
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A BBC report this week has detailed how a teenager, Miss Emily Moore tragically took her own life whilst at a mental health hospital within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Emily’s sad death follows four similar death’s over the last two years at the same Trust. It also tragically follows Emily’s father being among campaigners in Summer 2019 calling for issues at West Lane Hospital to be urgently addressed.

The Trust’s inpatient facility has since closed with the Care Quality Commission warning patients were at high risk of “avoidable harm” and in January 2020, MP Andy McDonald called for Roseberry Park Hospital to be added to NHS England’s West Lane inquiry following the deaths of two adults there in 2019.

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Mr Colin Martin has confirmed they will carry out a full review into Ms Moore’s death and stated that they were aware of the issues that Emily’s father has raised and that they will carefully look into the family’s concerns.

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