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"Things need to happen or there will be more deaths" - Coroner hits out over another death at The Priory unit

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A coroner has vowed to write to the health secretary because 'things need to happen' following another concerning death at a psychiatric unit run by The Priory Group.

Assistant Coroner Andrew Bridgman spoke out after a jury returned a 'misadventure' verdict over the death of Amina Ismail, 20, who they concluded died of 'ligature strangulation'.

She went into cardiac arrest after her constant, one-on-one observations were reduced to every 15 minutes, the inquest has heard.

Amina, 20, was found collapsed in her room on the Pankhurst Ward, a locked psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), at the Priory's Cheadle Royal Hospital, Stockport, on September 15 last year.

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