Leicester

Dione Brennan's care at Bradgate Mental Health Unit verdict criticised

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Media captionFamily angry at inquest of Dione Brennan, 25-year-old woman who fell from a Leicester car park.

The family of a woman who died after falling from a Leicester multi-storey car park say they are angry at the care she received at a mental health unit in the city.

Dione Brennan, 25, was being treated at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit when the incident happened in May 2012.

Mary Lloyd, Ms Brennan's aunt said: "We feel very disappointed and let-down."

A coroner at the inquest into Ms Brennan's death found no evidence of gross failure by the unit.

Coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said he could not be sure Ms Brennan had intended to take her life and that the care she had received had been appropriate.

He recorded a narrative verdict.

Afterwards, Dione's mother, Sandra Lloyd said: "What's the point of her being in a supposedly secure unit to come and go as she pleases, when a week before she tried to commit suicide?

"I feel as if there was no point in me taking Dione to the hospital. I could have kept her at home. I could have done what there were doing."

The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust said it had made significant changes to its care.

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