Statistics have now come out about an NHS Trust that is right on our doorstep which reveals there have been over 1,000 unexplained deaths of patients under their care.
How terrible for all the families involved - it is hard enough to lose someone, but even worse when it is never investigated properly to at least give the family an explanation about what has happened, and some closure to try and help them to move on.
Southern Health is one of the country's largest mental health trusts, covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and providing services to about 45,000 people. The leaked report looked at all deaths at the trust between April 2011 and March 2015. During that period, it found 10,306 people had died. Most of these deaths were expected but 1,454 were not. Of those, 272 were treated as critical incidents, of which just 195 - 13% - were treated by the trust as a serious incident requiring investigation (SIRI).