Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southern Health faces prosecution over Melbury Lodge roof fall

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is to face prosecution over alleged failings at a mental health unit.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it followed an incident at Melbury Lodge, Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

In December 2015 a patient sustained serious injuries during a fall from a low roof at the Winchester hospital run by Southern Health.

The CQC said the alleged offence by the trust was failing to provide safe care and treatment to a service user.

Melbury Lodge treats people with severe mental health problems.

The case is expected to be heard later in the year by Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

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