A jury delivered their critical conclusions regarding the death of Rebecca Louise Overy who died on the 24 June 2013 at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Rebecca was 18 years old when she was found unresponsive with a ligature in her room at Annesley House – an adult secure unit.
She was a sectioned patient at the time of her death and was allegedly on 5 minute observations due to the fact that she was deemed a suicide risk. After her death it became apparent that during the first six weeks of her admission she had approximately 40 incidents of self harm.
The inquest has addressed issues around Rebecca’s transition to adult services and has considered whether more measures could have been put in place to safeguard her. It also focused on the quality of care she received at Annesley House and the adequacy of her observations on the night she was found.