Parents call for change in borderline personality disorder treatment
Trigger warning: this article contains mentions of suicide.
The parents of a woman who died in a psychiatric facility believe with different treatment she could have avoided hospital altogether.
Laura Davis, 22, from Cheltenham, took her own life at Arbury Court in Warrington on 20 February, 2017.
Ms Davis, who had borderline personality disorder, was previously at Wotton Lawn hospital in Gloucester.
Her parents say if she could have had psychotherapy in the community, she might not have needed inpatient care.
On Wednesday, a jury at Cheshire Coroner’s Court returned a conclusion of suicide in an inquest into Ms Davis’ death.
The jury highlighted failures in communication and record keeping at both hospitals, particularly regarding items that posed a suicide risk for Ms Davis.
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