Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Woman dies in suspected fall at Craigavon hospital

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/05/2016

Steps must be taken to radically improve mental healthcare in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. File photo
Steps must be taken to radically improve mental healthcare in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. File photo

An investigation is under way into the sudden death of a patient at Craigavon Area Hospital.

It is believed the 50-year-old woman died following a fall from a fourth-floor landing on Wednesday.

The incident took place during a busy time of day at the hospital and was reportedly witnessed by a number of people.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust released a short statement about the death late last night, saying it was cooperating with authorities looking into the “tragic incident”.

It gave no further details about the circumstances of the patient’s death.

While it failed to confirm the woman died after a fall, it did reveal that police were looking into the matter.

Police confirmed they were investigating the sudden death of a woman which was reported to police at 2pm.

A spokesman for the trust said yesterday: “We can confirm the tragic incident today involving the death of a patient at Craigavon Area Hospital. We are co-operating fully with the PSNI investigation.”

The PSNI is usually called in to look at any sudden or unexplained death as a matter of course.

No further details about the age or background of the dead woman were being released last night.

Relatives would usually have to be informed before police release details of the identity of the deceased.

Belfast Telegraph

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph