Posted on: 31 January 2020

Responding to an Ombudsman Report about the death of Mr David Dunnings’ in July 2017, Phil Bolland, Service Director for CNWL Offender Care said,

“We accept the conclusions reached by the Coroner and the Prison and Probation Service Ombudsman. We are very sorry about what took place three years ago.

“Since Mr Dunning's death we have taken steps to improve healthcare provision within the Prison.

“Amongst other measures, we have improved our processes around healthcare provision in Segregation, implemented a Suicide Prevention Strategy; this includes Suicide and Self Harm Prevention training as well as Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) training for all clinical staff. We have also introduced an Operational Policy for our Mental Health team which sets out referral response timescales and the pathways of support and a Policy aimed at optimising the attendance of healthcare staff at ACCT reviews.

“Al that said, we are very sorry for this family’s loss.”

Read the full report on this website.