Inquest for 19 year old who died in the Rivington Unit at at Royal Bolton Hospital in 2021

The inquest will ask if there were ‘missed opportunities’ in care of teen who died in mental health unit. Outlining the ‘scope’ of the inquest, Timothy Brennand, senior coroner for Manchester West, said it would consider three main areas: the care and treatment Grace received from Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust from January 2020 to her to death; the care and treatment she received while a patient at the Rivington Unit and the impact her autism and ADHD had on the treatment and risk assessments she received.

An inquest into the death of a teenager in a mental health unit will examine if there were any ‘missed opportunities’ in her care and treatment. Grace Victoria Heald, 19, of Blackley, died in the Rivington Unit at at Royal Bolton Hospital on August 22 last year.

A police investigation found there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

On Tuesday a pre-inquest review at Bolton coroners court heard that Grace was an aspiring artist who had a part-time job in Next in the Trafford Centre and was doing an apprenticeship in digital marketing.

Outlining the ‘scope’ of the inquest, Timothy Brennand, senior coroner for Manchester West, said it would consider three main areas: the care and treatment Grace received from Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust from January 2020 to her to death; the care and treatment she received while a patient at the Rivington Unit and the impact her autism and ADHD had on the treatment and risk assessments she received.

Mr Brennand said: “The central issue here is was the treatment and care pathway commensurate and appropriate and were there any missed opportunities in relation to that care and treatment.”

The coroner said a jury inquest scheduled for three to five days would be held at Bolton coroners court on January 16, 2023.

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Source: Manchester Evening News, 24th May 2022

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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