NHS trust pleads guilty over Connor Sparrowhawk’s ‘entirely preventable’ death

The chief executive of an NHS trust responsible for the care of a teenager who drowned in a bath after an epileptic seizure has said she is “truly sorry” the organisation failed to keep him safe.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law at Banbury magistrates’ court yesterday (18 September), following a criminal prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) relating to Connor Sparrowhawk’s death in 2013.

In a statement provided later on Monday, Julie Dawes, the interim chief executive of the trust, acknowledged the “devastating impact” that the 18-year-old’s death, at Slade House learning disability unit in Oxford, had had on his family.

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19th September 2017
Community Care