‘How did I let her go there?’: mother laments daughter’s private hospital death

Caroline Sharp believed that when her daughter Emma Pring was admitted for treatment at the private Cygnet hospital in Maidstone, it would be a turning point in her daughter’s life. “In some ways it was my naivety, but I really did think she was getting the best care,” Sharp says.

During the inquest to establish how and why her daughter died while an inpatient at the hospital, and after hearing the evidence given by the staff, Sharp remembers thinking: “How on earth did I let my daughter go there?”

Sharp says her daughter was fundamentally a “lovely, lively, cheeky little girl”.

Full article in The Guardian, 25 April 2022

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