Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 'failed to investigate hundreds of deaths'

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2011, according to a report obtained by BBC News.

It blames a “failure of leadership” at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

It says the deaths of mental health and learning-disability patients were not properly examined.

The likelihood of an unexpected death being investigated depended hugely on the type of patient. The most likely group to see an investigation was adults with mental health problems, where 30% were investigated.
For those with learning disability the figure was 1%, and among over-65s with mental health problems it was just 0.3%.

The BBC news report can be found at: