Health bosses promise to take on board inquest criticism of crisis team
HEALTH bosses have vowed to consider points raised in an inquest where a crisis team came under fire for the care they gave a man who overdosed on medication.
Swans fan Christopher Roberts, 40, had been battling depression, anxiety and borderline personality traits after being assaulted in 2010.
He was discovered dead in the bedroom of his St Nicholas Square home in the Swansea’s Marina on October 19, 2015. Mr Roberts’ mother Susan claims the service offered by the crisis team was “non-existent”. She said: “When we phoned we did not get a reply back for a week or more on more than one occasion.”
She said the family was also advised by the crisis team to call out an ambulance for her son but said she would end up being accused of “wasting an ambulance”.
It sparked criticism from Aled Gruffydd, assistant coroner of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, who said during the hearing he believed the procedures followed by the crisis team needed to be reviewed and that care plans needed to be “seriously looked at” in future. An Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board spokesman said its sympathy was with the family and they would take on board the views he expressed.