NHS Trust Swindon fined £80,000 patient fall from roof

NHS trust fined £80k after mental health patient fell from roof.

An NHS trust has been fined £80,000 after one of its patients fell from the roof of a ward, despite it being warned about its potential danger in 2011.
The patient climbed on to the roof of  Applewood Ward in Swindon in 2016. He fell off and was seriously hurt, after refusing to come down for 11 hours. The patient broke his leg and fractured his skull and jaw in the fall.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) was fined £80,000  after pleading guilty to an offence of   failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in avoidable harm to one patient and putting others at serious risk of avoidable harm.
The trust said it had made significant changes to improve.

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