PERFORMANCE: There were ten probable suicides amongst patients known to Devon Partnership Trust during the first three months of 2011.

Based on prevalence of suicide among patients, the trust is predicting there will have been 36 in the year to July 2011. One of the suicides occurred following the absconsion of the patient through the window of The Cedars psychiatric inpatient unit. As a result of this and another absconsion the windows are being reviewed.

The suicides are regarded as probably pending an inquest.