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Trust failed suicidal woman

9th February 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that Pennine Care NHS Trust failed to protect a young woman who hanged herself while a voluntary patient at Stepping Hill Hospital in 2005.

For Richard and Gillian Rabone from Bramhall, it has seen them win a six-year legal battle after their severely depressed daughter Melanie, 24, hanged herself after being allowed home from the hospital. Campaigners welcomed the decision as a "landmark judgement" for voluntary patients in psychiatric care and the trust has admitted its failure and apologised to the Rabone family.


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