Thursday, 13 December 2018

Mother’s death at NHS mental health unit was third in 15 months, sparking calls for reform

Mother’s death at NHS mental health unit was third in 15 months, sparking calls for reform The death of a young mother at an NHS mental health unit where three patients died in a 15 month period has ignited calls for a national watchdog to ensure lessons are learned and future deaths prevented.

Mother of five Emma Butler, 33, died in March 2017 from fatal injuries sustained after self-harming on a period of unsupervised leave from the Whiteleaf Centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Independent

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