Dr Anton van Dellen represents family at North London Coroner’s Court

An inquest was held on 10th and 11th February 2020 before the Senior Coroner of North London, Andrew Walker, which investigated the death of a young man who had been discharged from hospital following a Community Treatment Order recall. The Coroner found that there was a lack of engagement by the Community Mental Health Team at the Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting held following recall to hospital and that there was a lost opportunity to consider additional information that was likely to have had a bearing on the decision to discharge the patient so soon from the hospital.  The coroner also found that there was no formal discharge document.   The coroner gave Central and North West London Mental Health Trust 28 days to respond to his concerns.  Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed by Anthony Gold Solicitors.