Medical Negligence

Government continues to deny families full Statutory Public Inquiry into ‘calamitous’ failings in Essex mental health services, despite appointment of Dr. Alex George as mental health ambassador

18th February 2021

Robust review into mental health services that led to more than 30 deaths will become another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic unless the Government acts now Campaign backed by MP’s, 66 failed-families, charities and community leaders Despite the Government’s recent attempt to invest in mental health with the appointment of Dr. Alex George, over 66…

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Care Quality Commission Inspection Report reinforces need for Statutory Public Inquiry into Essex Mental Health Services

18th January 2021

The recently published Care Quality Commission report that came out last week includes direction to Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust to make improvements to its psychiatric intensive care units. The report comes following their latest inspection of a 17 bed ward which provides care and treatment for men experiencing acute mental health difficulties. Link…

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Over 50 Families affected by ‘calamitous’ failings of NHS mental healthcare services in Essex reject Government offer of ‘toothless’ independent inquiry

2nd December 2020

Renewed calls stress the importance of a Statutory Public Inquiry into the deaths, abuse, and exploitation of patients under the care of Essex mental health services Families of patients failed by mental health services in Essex are writing to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and Nadine Dorries,…

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Mother whose son died in Essex mental health unit left ‘upset and angry’ after conversation with Minister ahead of Parliamentary debate on Monday 30th November

29th November 2020

Families of affected patients join together to express importance of a Statutory Public Inquiry into the deaths, abuse, and exploitation of patients under the care of Essex mental health services Melanie Leahy, who is spearheading a campaign to get a Statutory Public Inquiry into what appear to be calamitous failings within NHS Mental Health Services…

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Call for Statutory Public inquiry into the deaths, abuse and exploitation of patients under the care of Essex mental health services leads to debate in Parliament on Monday 30th November

27th November 2020

A successful petition led by Melanie Leahy and signed by over 105,000 people, has secured a parliamentary debate into what appear to be calamitous failings within NHS Mental Health Services in Essex. Melanie, who has been working tirelessly since the death of her 20-year-old son Matthew in 2012, is supported by her legal team Nina…

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