The Priory faces multimillion-pound fine after death of girl in its care

The Priory, the private mental healthcare group, faces a multimillion-pound fine for breaching health and safety laws after a 14-year-old girl with a history of suicide attempts died in its care.

Amy El-Keria, who was treated at its Ticehurst House psychiatric hospital in East Sussex, died in November 2012, three months after being admitted. A criminal investigation was launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The London-based company indicated a guilty plea at Brighton magistrates court to a charge under health and safety laws of being an employer failing to discharge its duty to ensure people were not exposed to risk.

Full story in The Guardian, 9 January 2019

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