An inquest into the death of 41 year old William Johnson, who had lived in St Andrews for 18 years, heard 3 other men on his ward had predeceased him, exhibiting similar symptoms and on the similar medication.
The first death was on October 23rd 2010, second March 31st 2011, third April 3rd 2011 and then, Mr Johnson on May 31st 2011.
4 deaths, half the 8 bedded ward, in just 8 months.
This ward was costing the tax payer at least £ 96,000 per week tax free of NHS public money.
why did William die? For his care costing then over £10,000, A WEEK.
A Coroner, delivered a narrative verdict .
And he refused to reopen the inquest.
The only other inquest into the previous deaths had recorded death by ‘natural causes’.
Narrative verdicts were created in 2004, and merely describe the circumstances of a death not how it was caused.