Independent Investigation of Ms C - Published 14 July 2021

NHS England commissioned an independent investigation into the care and treatment of Ms C.

Ms C pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility following the tragic death of her neighbour in October 2018.  At the time of the incident Ms C had been under the care of mental health services provided by our Trust.

Although the report did not find that there were any lapses in care that directly attributed to the incident, areas for improvement were identified and a number of recommendations for improvement, including changes of practice have already been made. We welcome the recommendations to improve our services and will continue to deliver the agreed action plan to ensure these changes are embedded in our services.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: 

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the families and everyone affected by this tragedy. Alongside a thorough internal investigation we have fully participated with the independent investigation commissioned by NHS England and we accept the recommendations made in the report. Working with our partners we have already put in place a number of actions to support the recommendations made.”