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Care staff failed to act on a host of warning signals in the weeks and months before a psychiatric patient murdered a grandmother, an inquest has heard. Nicola Edgington (pictured) virtually decapitated Sally Hodkin with a butcher's knife in Bexleyheath, south-east London, in October 2011, six years after killing her…
A woman who was fatally crushed by a rising car park shutter door after she grabbed hold of it died by misadventure after sensors did not stop the door from opening, an inquest concluded.Social worker Heidi Chalkley, 40, asked her friend: "Have you ever held onto it as it goes…
A mother was dragged to her death in the shutter door mechanism of an underground car park after asking her friend "have you ever held onto it as it goes up?", an inquest heard.Social worker Heidi Chalkley, 40, was heading on a night out when she grabbed hold of the…
A prisoner who had been threatened by other inmates and was found hanging in his cell died by misadventure, an inquest jury has concluded. Matthew Gray, 31, was found by prison officers at HMP Norwich (pictured) on March 20 2017 and died in hospital two days later, a hearing in…
The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash has apologised to her family and vowed the same mistake cannot happen again. Joan Blaber died six days after drinking the cleaning fluid at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton last…
A hospital trust sent out an "extremely misleading" letter to public figures as the inquest into the death of a patient was due to open because they were worried about press coverage. Brighton and Hove senior coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley criticised the trust for its handling of the "worrying matter". She…
The jury at the inquest into the death of Joan Blaber criticised the hospital's management for failings which they say could have led to her "safety being compromised". The conclusion in full says: "Joan Catherine Blaber died six days after ingesting cleaning fluid on 17th September 2017 in the following…
A second patient may have drunk cleaning fluid in the same hospital where an elderly woman died after consuming Flash, an inquest heard. Joan Blaber died six days after drinking the branded floor cleaner while she was being treated in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton last year. The…
A stroke victim accidentally drank floor cleaner which was in a water jug left at her hospital bedside by a member of staff, an inquest has heard. Joan Blaber died on September 23 last year while being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The widow had been…
The mother of a four-year-old girl who died from a meningococcal infection hours after she was sent home from hospital has told a coroner: "I took her away to die." Gracie Foster (pictured) went into Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in Derbyshire, for a routine tonsil removal operation three years ago but…
The Cardiff and The Vale Regional Safeguarding Board (CVRSCB) has published an extended Child Practice review into the circumstances around the tragic death of Elsie Scully-Hicks. The Review was commissioned by CVRSCB on the recommendation of the Child and Adult Practice Review Subgroup in accordance with the Social Services and…
There were missed opportunities to protect a baby girl who was murdered by her father two weeks after he formally adopted her, a review has found. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 32, passed the rigorous adoption process with flying colours and professionals viewed his care of 18-month-old Elsie Scully-Hicks through a "positive lens".…
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