Mum’s fury at NHS Tayside
THE mother of a Liff teenager who committed suicide has said the blame for her daughter’s death lies squarely at the feet of NHS Tayside.
Sophie Parkinson died in 2014 aged just 13. Her mother, Ruth Moss, has said the health board let her daughter down after six years of struggling.
Ms Moss said Sophie was denied the basic treatment needed to help her deal with her mental health issues. Her condemnation of NHS Tayside came after an independent inquiry into mental health services across the health board was commissioned last month.
Ms Moss, who is suing the health board, said she believes NHS Tayside’s Child and Adolescent Health Services did not support Sophie enough after two previous suicide attempts and that their risk assessments were “hugely inadequate”.
She said: “I hold NHS Tayside responsible for Sophie’s death.”
An NHS Tayside spokeswoman said she could not comment due to the legal proceedings.”