PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission conducted a review of Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust after a patient died from renal failure and dehydration.
Information from the trust, obtained by HSJ, showed that the female patient was admitted to the trust’s Havant War Memorial Hospital on 8 March, with sudden onset diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration.
She spent four days receiving treatment at the community hospital, before being transferred to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, on 12 March, where she died later that day.
The cause of death was given as renal failure and dehydration, and was classified as a “significant clinical event”.
The CQC launched an review into the death after safeguarding procedures were initiated by Queen Alexandra hospital on 1 April.
Hampshire Partnership, now part of Southern Health, took part in a safeguarding meeting on 7 April.
The trust submitted training records for ward staff on safeguarding vulnerable adults, avoidable malnutrition and protected meal times, and launched a four-week internal investigation on 11 April.
A spokeswoman for Southern Health said she would not comment on individual patients.
“A full investigation of this case has been completed and has not raised any specific care concerns,” she told HSJ.
“We recently received a visit to Havant War Memorial Hospital from the CQC who assessed us against nutrition, privacy and dignity and safeguarding. The draft report demonstrated our compliance against all of these outcomes.”
Trust document (see attached, right)