The NHS trust where seven oth­ers have gone on to kill

The Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

SINCE the hor­ren­dous mur­der of Sally Ann Hod­kin in 2011, seven other pa­tients treated by Oxleas NHS Foun­da­tion Trust have gone on to kill.

The trust is huge, run­ning 125 sites in South-East Lon­don and Kent and car­ing for thou­sands of pa­tients with men­tal health prob­lems ev­ery year.

But crit­ics say it is fail­ing to learn from its mis­takes. In June 2013, para­noid schiz­o­phrenic Daha Mo­hamed, 51, bat­tered wheel­chair-us­ing neigh­bour Colin Green­way, 55, around the head and slit his throat.

Mo­hamed was dis­charged from Oxleas’s men­tal health ser­vices in Oc­to­ber 2012.

In March 2014, Daniel Atkins beat 71-year-old neigh­bour Ron Par­sons to death just two days af­ter be­ing dis­charged from an Oxleas fa­cil­ity. Atkins told staff he was not ready to be re­leased.

In Fe­bru­ary 2016, Regina Ed­wards, 52, stran­gled her mother Priscilla, 78, as she thought she was a ‘witch’. Be­tween 1995 and 2005 she was con­fined to an Oxleas psy­chi­atric unit af­ter stab­bing her daugh­ter.

De­tails about two other deaths, in 2015 and June this year, have yet to be re­leased. In the other case, in 2015, two pris­on­ers re­ceiv­ing men­tal health sup­port from Oxleas killed a fel­low in­mate.

Ju­lian Hendy of the Hun­dred Fam­i­lies char­ity (about 100 fam­i­lies a year have a loved one killed by an in­di­vid­ual with men­tal ill­ness) said: ‘We have sup­ported a num­ber of fam­i­lies be­reaved by Oxleas pa­tients, and we’ve seen lit­tle ev­i­dence things are im­prov­ing.’

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