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A Statement by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust about the death of Connor Sparrowhawk Easy

A Statement by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust about the death of Connor Sparrowhawk

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Trust about the death of Connor Sparrowhawk Easy Read Page   Our Stat ement 2 The
Trust about the death of Connor Sparrowhawk Easy Read Page   Our Stat ement 2 The
 

Our Stat ement

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The investigation 4

The investigation

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The inquest 6

The inquest

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The Trust agrees 7

The Trust agrees

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Compensation

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The investigation 4 The inquest 6 The Trust agrees 7   Compensation 7 Connor’s Mother 12
The investigation 4 The inquest 6 The Trust agrees 7   Compensation 7 Connor’s Mother 12

Connor’s Mother

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Our Statement

Our Statement Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust agrees that it is responsible for the death of
Our Statement Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust agrees that it is responsible for the death of

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust agrees that it is responsible for the death of Connor Sparrowhawk.

Connor was an 18-year-old boy who was a much loved son, brother and friend.

He died on 4th July 2013 while being looked after by the Short Term Assessment and Treatment Unit, (STATT Unit) Slade House.

This STATT Unit is part of the Trust.

The STATT Unit is a place where people with learning disabilities can go to be

The STATT Unit is a place where people with learning disabilities can go to be assessed.

Staff look at the best way for them to stay healthy.

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We could have kept Connor alive. He died because some people made mistakes. They should
We could have kept Connor alive. He died because some people made mistakes. They should
We could have kept Connor alive. He died because some people made mistakes. They should
We could have kept Connor alive. He died because some people made mistakes. They should

We could have kept Connor alive.

He died because some people made mistakes. They should not have made those mistakes.

Also because of:

Problems in the way the unit is run, and

The way the Trust is run.

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The investigation

The investigation Verita looked into everything to do with the death of Connor Sparrow Hawk. Verita

Verita looked into everything to do with the death of Connor Sparrow Hawk.

Verita is an independent company. They look into problems in Health trusts and other things.

Verita is an independent company.

They look into problems in Health trusts and other things.

They look into problems in Health trusts and other things. They wrote a report in February
They look into problems in Health trusts and other things. They wrote a report in February
They look into problems in Health trusts and other things. They wrote a report in February

They wrote a report in February 2014 which said:-

Connor could have been kept safe.

Connor should not have died.

The care that was given to him was not good enough.

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• The T rust did not deal with his epilepsy properly. Epilepsy is health problem

The Trust did not deal with his epilepsy properly.

Epilepsy is health problem in the brain which can cause seizures or fits.

Epilepsy is health problem in the brain which can cause seizures or fits.

is health problem in the brain which can cause seizures or fits. The T rust agrees

The Trust agrees with the report from Verita.

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The inquest

An inquest is where the law looks into the reasons why someone has died. It
An inquest is where the law looks into the reasons why someone has died. It

An inquest is where the law looks into the reasons why someone has died.

It is run by a judge.

In very serious cases they have a jury.

A jury is a group of ordinary people

who have been chosen to decide the truth of the case.

who have been chosen to decide the truth of the case. The inquest jury on 16

The inquest jury on 16th October 2015 said:

Connor died by drowning after an epileptic seizure while in the bath,

He had suffered from neglect.

Neglect is a type of abuse where things are not done to keep someone safe

Neglect is a type of abuse where things are not done to keep someone safe which should have been done.

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The Trust agrees

The Trust agrees The Trust agrees that: • The doctors on the STATT Unit did not
The Trust agrees The Trust agrees that: • The doctors on the STATT Unit did not
The Trust agrees The Trust agrees that: • The doctors on the STATT Unit did not
The Trust agrees The Trust agrees that: • The doctors on the STATT Unit did not
The Trust agrees The Trust agrees that: • The doctors on the STATT Unit did not

The Trust agrees that:

The doctors on the STATT Unit did not help the other staff to do a good job,

Nurses did not have enough training in how to look after someone with epilepsy,

The arrangements for Connor to have a bath were very bad,

Staff did not find out enough about Connor’s epilepsy,

Staff did not think about the risks to Connor,

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• Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy. The Trust
• Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy. The Trust
• Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy. The Trust
• Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy. The Trust
• Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy. The Trust

Staff did not talk or listen to Connor’s family about his epilepsy.

The Trust agrees that:

It did not give Connor the care that the law says it should,

It did not give Connor his rights,

It did not give Connor’s family their rights.

The Trust agrees that it did not give all the information about Connor’s death to the lawyers and to Connor’s family.

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Compensation

Compensation is money that is paid to someone who lost something because you did something

Compensation is money that is paid to someone who lost something because you did something wrong.

someone who lost something because you did something wrong. The Trust will pay Connor’s family £80,000

The Trust will pay Connor’s family £80,000 compensation.

Connor’s mother

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The Trust agrees that Connor’s mother, Dr. Sara Ryan has been fair, reasonable and proper.

Some Trust staff got very upset and said negative things about Dr Sara Ryan and the Justice for LB campaign.

The Trust does not agree with anything they said

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