Monday, 2 March 2015

New legislation after preventable death of learning disabled boy

Connor Sparrowhawk
"PLANS for new legislation following the death of a Headington boy will be announced by the Minister for Health this week... "

"Connor drowned at the in-patient facility in The Slade, Headington after suffering an epileptic fit in the bath. An inquest found Connor’s death was "preventable".

"Subsequent inspections carried out by by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) criticised The Slade operator Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which eventually closed the unit."

"The Green Paper will look at strengthening the rights of people with learning disabilities and their families. Mr Lamb said he had worked closely with Connor’s mother Dr Sara Ryan, who is campaigning for justice over the death of her son..."

"An inquest review into the death of Connor will meet in October and an independent review into the deaths of people under the care of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is due this month."

"Last week, the CQC released results of an inspection carried out last year that found Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s services required improvement."

See Justice for LB


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