Investigative reporter Tom Bristow of the Eastern Daily Press reports: A quarter of mental health beds in Norfolk and Suffolk have been lost in the last four years. While England has seen the number of mental health beds fall by 3,500 since 2012, a drop of 16pc, the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), which […]
Beds Crisis: EDP: Campaigners criticise new mental health trust proposals: ‘We want beds not cups of tea’
Geraldine Scott of the Eastern Daily Press reports: No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”. We haven’t found a senior doctor at
EDP: ‘What people need is support and understanding’ – Sister of mental health patient Neil Jewell speaks out over the care he received before his death
Geraldine Scott interviews Neil Jewell’s brave family in the Eastern Daily Press: A family has described the “seven year period of spiralling decline” a man suffered before sustaining fatal injuries while under the care of the region’s mental health trust. Neil Jewell, 42, of Philadelphia Lane, Norwich, died on January 17, 2014, while sectioned under
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Nikki Fox of the BBC reports: The trust which runs mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk has apologised after an inquest found that neglect contributed to a patient’s death. Neil Jewell, 42, died in 2014 after a series of failures, the inquest said. He had paranoid schizophrenia and was not properly monitored after being
We haven’t been able to publish the devastating review into the shocking death of Neil Jewell as a jury inquest has been taking place. However, we can now publish the Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) into Neil’s death in full. We’d like to express our admiration for Neil Jewell’s family for their determination: they have lived