Death could have been prevented: Greater Manchester’s mental health trust ‘lost oversight’

A heartbroken mum says she feels her daughter’s death could have been prevented if she had received the mental health treatment she desperately needed. 

Olivia Garvey was found ‘collapsed and unresponsive’ at the White Lodge Hotel, in Salford, last September – six months after her last involvement with mental health services. 

An inquest into the 24-year-old’s death heard Greater Manchester’s mental health trust had ‘lost oversight’ of her due to staff sicknesses during the pandemic.

Olivia’s mother, Louise Garvey, told the hearing her daughter had a history of mental health issues and said she had tried desperately to help her access the right support, believing she required treatment at an inpatient facility.

After Olivia, from Eccles, cancelled an appointment in February of last year, a follow-up was never rearranged.

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Source: Manchester Evening News, 19th June 2021

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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