News Reports

Marria Caulfield answering an urgent question from our local MP

Coverage of the urgent question on deaths in secure mental health units following reports on the deaths of three young women


Government orders urgent review into safety of mental health patients in England

The government has ordered an urgent investigation into the safety of patients in mental health wards in England, after repeated warnings of a crisis in the system.


West Lane Hospital: Government apologises after teenager deaths

The government has apologised after an investigation found three teenage girls died after "multifaceted and systemic" failures in NHS mental health care.

CQC to prosecute T.E.W.V

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that TEWV 'failed to provide safe care and treatment' which exposed Christie to a 'significant risk of avoidable harm.'

Link to 2019 CQC Report:


News reports:


Calls grow for public inquiry into mental health care failings after three teenagers took their own lives


West Lane: Teenagers died after failures at 'unstable' hospital



Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys: Damning reports on deaths of teenage girls in mental health units


Damning probes into suicides of three teenage girls in the same NHS mental health trust uncover 120 failures


Three girls died after major failings in NHS mental health care, inquiry finds


Mental health patients ‘at risk of harm’ as service rated ‘inadequate’ - click the link to read more



TEWV moves to highest alert level - click the link to read more



Shock at ‘scary’ waiting times for Teesside youngsters needing mental health appointments - click the link to read more



MP has ‘lost confidence’ in mental health trust after ‘devastating report’ on patient safety - click the link to read more



Drug dealers ‘delivered crack cocaine to mental health hospital’ - click the link to read more,in%20less%20than%20two%20years



Family of fourth teenager to take her own life criticise treatment at scandal-hit West Lane



Family of tragic West Lane Patient welcome hospitals reopening under new name - click the link to read more



Middlesbrough mental health death: Christie Harnett ‘let down’ - click the link to read more



Dad’s tribute to amazing Christie, 17, who died after ‘failings’ at crisis-hit hospital - click the link to read more



Family blame staff for death of girl, 17, who should have been under 24-hour supervision at hospital where another patient died six weeks ago - click the link to read more



Family say ‘something is going badly wrong’ at West Lane Hospital following death of Nadia, 17 - click the link to read more



Middlesbrough: West Lane patient named as Nadia Sharif - click the link to read more



Teenager Emily Moore ‘let down’ at mental health unit - click the link to read more



West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed - click the link to read more



The worrying conditions which closed children’s mental health unit where teenage girls died - click the link to read more



Government will respond to calls for inquiry into TEWV mental health trust.

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