A psychological well being belief has been fined £200,000 after a “grossly psychotic” suicidal teenager in its care was discovered useless in his jail cell.
Jamie Osborne, 19, took his personal life on the hospital wing of Lewes Jail, run by Sussex Partnership NHS Basis Belief, in February 2016.
The belief admitted failing to provide care and treatment in a secure method.
Sentencing at Brighton Magistrates Courtroom, Decide Tessa Szagun described the case as “tragic”.
She mentioned the care fell “far wanting an applicable commonplace”, procedures “weren’t adequately adhered to” and there have been “systematic failings” in how workers had been skilled.
After sentencing, the belief mentioned its personal investigation had discovered “clear failings for which we’re deeply sorry”.
In a press release, it mentioned: “The protection and wellbeing of weak folks below our care is of the utmost significance.
“This consists of acknowledging when issues have gone incorrect, studying from this and taking motion.”
Mr Osborne had already tried suicide within the common wing of the jail after he was remanded in custody in 2015.
He was moved to the hospital wing however workers failed to observe correctly and deal with him, the courtroom heard.
He died on 12 February 2016.
Bena Brown, prosecuting, beforehand instructed the courtroom that regardless of being noticed as “excessive threat” and “grossly psychotic”, there was “confusion” over Mr Osborne’s care.
“We are saying this was avoidable,” she mentioned.
Sussex Partnership NHS Basis Belief, based mostly in Worthing, has come below hearth for a number of deaths linked to its care.
These embrace the case of Donald Lock, who was stabbed 39 times by patient Matthew Daley after a automobile crash in 2015.
The belief was additionally ordered to pay £25,000 in courtroom prices and a £170 surcharge following the prosecution introduced by the Care High quality Fee (CQC).
The entire of £225,170 should be paid inside 14 days.