Independent investigation report published

14 April 2014

NHS England has published a an independent investigation report into the care and treatment of a former resident of one of our supported housing schemes. The report offers an impartial review of the circumstances surrounding the case of a mental health patient, Ms A, who killed her mother in August 2010.  She was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and detained indefinitely in a secure mental health hospital.

Sonia Furzland, our Assistant Director of Supported Housing, said “We’ve been working closely with all of our partners throughout the investigation into this tragic death. Our priority is always the safety, security and wellbeing of our residents and staff. We’re pleased to see that the report confirms that our staff were thorough and acted professionally and appropriately. Whilst the independent investigation had no specific recommendations for Knightstone, we’ll continue to increase awareness and training about safeguarding throughout the organisation. This incident had an enormous impact on the family, as well as our staff and some of our residents, and we hope that the lessons learnt can prevent future tragedies of this nature.” 

You can see the full report and an executive summary here.

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