Deaths of more than 1,000 people “not investigated by NHS”

Stress - Mental Healthsource: ITV News
published: 11 December 2015

A new report says that the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people have not been investigated by the NHS.

“They ignored him and they ignored us”. That’s the claim tonight from the parents of a man who they believe was failed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Mark O’Shaugnessy told health professionals he wanted to kill himself and hurt his mother. Instead of being admitted to a psychiatric ward, he was allowed to return home where he committed suicide.

His mother Julie spoke out following yesterday’s revelation that the Trust has failed to investigate hundreds of unexpected deaths.

The report was ordered following the death of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk. He had epilepsy, and drowned in a bath at a hospital run by Southern Health in Oxford.

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