With raging sympathy to Dr. Ryan and all of Connor’s family,
and with profound thanks to George Julian for live-tweeting,
on the @LBInquest timeline,
the admirably lucid summary of proceedings reproduced below.
Coroner, Darren Salter, introducing this 4th pre-inquest review meeting (PIR) heading towards jury inquest Mon 5 Oct.
Representatives for 6 interested parties
@sarasiobhan (Dr. Ryan, LB’s mother) @Southern_NHSFT (Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, aka ‘Sloven’, the Health Service organisation responsible for the unit where LB drowned in the bath), Dr Murphy, Dr Jayawant, Mr Morris (senior nurse at STATT during LB’s time there), Mr Cowee (also senior STATT nurse during LB’s stay) introduced. #JusticeforLB
Interested persons have the right to take part in the inquest, give evidence and ask questions.
Coroner (DS) updating that Police investigation will be closed with no further action following report from Professor Crawford (an expert on epilepsy, appointed by the Coroner to produce a report for the investigation.)
DS reports Police investigation has been handed over to HSE who are seeking further evidence from Prof. Crawford.
@LBInquest: LB’s admission to unit, management of epilepsy, care planning and risk assessment, medication, observations, record keeping.
Coroner has tried, and failed, to track down Lenka Mullerova (a member of Trust staff; not key to the inquest, so dismissed). Belief that she has gone to Africa to work.
#JusticeforLB unable to reach her. @Southern_NHSFT arguing that only one family member needs to give evidence, cannot agree with including Richard Huggins’ statement. #JusticeforLB
Coroner will include Richard Huggins’ statement in the evidence; it’s contested, so … Coroner rules Richard Huggins will give oral evidence to
@LBInquest. (Mr. Huggins’ evidence is) relevant to communication, therefore is within scope. #JusticeforLB
Detail of timetable now being discussed; a lot depends on how many questions and how contended.
Coroner needs to chase Jessica Constable for witness statement; she completed LB’s admission and assessment.
Mr Cowee’s ‘watching brief’ thinks he wishes to file a statement, Coroner happy to receive as he is an interested person.
Dr Jayawant wasn’t intending to provide a witness statement because she has made one under Verita 1 investigation.
Coroner has obtained recording of call to ambulance service that showed who had called them (not who was initially said).
Coroner ‘slightly concerned’ this has not been produced before; will take submissions once it’s been produced and seen.
Further discussion about who will give evidence.
Discussion moves onto who should be allowed on the jury; @JusticeforLB requests no current/former
@Southern_NHSFT employees … also request no current/former Ridgeway staff or @OxfordshireCC Children’s Services or #socialcare staff on @LBInquest jury. #JusticeforLB
13 jurors called to attend, need 7-11 to hold inquest, ideally 9.
That’s it. PIR 4 is done; we’ll be back for the inquest on 5 October.
Until the legal process is complete, comments will be pre-moderated.