A healthcare company has been fined £140,000 over failings that led to the death of a 21-year-old patient at a hospital Francesca Whyatt, from Knutsford, managed to make her way unnoticed to the lounge area at The Priory Hospital in Roehampton, Wandsworth, south west London, while staff were distracted by an incident involving other patients.
While they dealt with that incident at the mental health unit on September 25, 2013, Francesca used an item of clothing as a ligature and took her own life.
She had been transferred from a local hospital to the Emerald Ward at The Priory, which has since closed and been replaced by another ward. READ MORE: BREAKING: Cordon in place in town centre after bomb squad scrambled to ATM 'explosion' - latest updates READ MORE: The last days of the Greater Manchester estate dubbed 'worst slum in Britain' After being found unconscious in a patient lounge on the top floor of the hospital she was rushed to Kingston Hospital where she died three days later on September 28.
The company that runs The Priory Hospital has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of patients on Emerald Ward, following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), reports MyLondon.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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