Move to improve security at Chesterfield psychiatric unit after detained patient escaped and took his own life



A Chesterfield psychiatric unit has taken action after a detained patient escaped from the site and took his own life.
Michael Mapley was found dead in a field three days after going missing from the Hartington Unit in July 2016.
A jury inquest, at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court, concluded that the 43-year-old died from suicide by hanging and that his death was ‘influenced’ by his mental health issues.
The court heard that Michael set fire to some papers in his dormitory on July 10 2016- triggering the ward’s fire alarm and opening an automatic fire door, allowing him to escape.
On July 13 he... read more

 
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