Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trus
The case of MrGrew from Rubery Birmingham , the father of two who took his own life was according to the Coroner failed by a mental health trust, The refuse collector had been worried about losing his job and had threatened to kill himself. Birmingham deputy coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe said there had been failures in assessing Mr Grew's suicide risk and in establishing his recent history, but said these did not amount to neglect. Ms Ormond-Walshe recorded a narrative verdict at Tuesday's inquest. She is to write to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to ask for portable computers to be given to staff so they can check the health records of the person they are visiting.