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April 28, 2022

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Priory Healthcare pleads guilty following death of 21-year-old patient

Priory Healthcare Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to discharge a duty, which led to the death of 21-year-old Francesca Whyatt, following an HSE investigation.

Priory Healthcare Ltd appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 20 April, and pleaded guilty to failing to discharge a duty under Section 3(1) Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

It’s conviction follows the death of 21-year-old Francesca Whyatt after she was discovered unconscious at The Priory Hospital, Roehampton on 25 September 2013.

An HSE spokesperson said: “We acknowledge this case has been referred to Southwark Crown Court for sentencing and will comment further after this hearing, the date for which is yet to be confirmed.”

In 2019, Priory Healthcare was find £300k following death of 14-year-old patient, Amy El-Keria.

Safety & Health Expo 2022 announces seminar programme

The agenda for the hugely anticipated Safety & Health Expo, and its four co-located shows, is available now!

Highlights include:

  • Inspirational speakers Louis Theroux and Mandy Hickson
  • Case study of MIND's work in industry
  • The application of the definitive sentencing guideline
  • Hypnotherapy and workplace wellbeing
  • Handling and managing the immediate aftermath of a serious incident
  • Promoting safety across the supply chain
  • Driver safety & competence
Louis Theroux and Mandy Hickson

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