A 37-year-old lady from East London was discovered decomposing after psychological well being providers didn’t verify in on her for weeks, an inquest has discovered.
Sophia Yurferev was present in her house in Hornchuch on 16 November 2021 by police, greater than a month after she had died.
The inquest into her demise discovered the psychological well being belief charged together with her care, North East London Foundation Trust, had not made any welfare checks for multiple month.
Although the coroner said it was not potential to say if an earlier comply with up or attendance at her house by NELFT would have modified the end result of her demise.
According to a abstract of her inquest by the household’s attorneys Hodge, Jones & Allen, regardless of failing to attend an appointment with NEFLT on 12 October to have antipsychotic therapy the belief didn’t verify on her for a month.
Hodge, Jones & Allen stated proof discovered: “Efforts had been made to contact Sophia between November 8-15; nonetheless, they had been unsuccessful. The inquest heard that no issues had been raised by NELFT between 12 October 2021 and the time of Sophia’s demise because of ‘COVID-related staff shortages” at the trust.”
Ms Yurferev moved to the UK from Siberia in 1998 with her mother, Maria Stockdale and two siblings. When she was 19 her mental health deteriorated and she was 2010 was admitted to hospital in Newham under the Mental Health Act.
From 2011 to 2016 she was said to have struggled with her mental health, experiencing multiple “psychotic episodes”
Her family’s attorneys stated: “During this period, little help was offered to Sophia and her mother.
“In May 2016, Sophia had reached an all-time low. Realising she needed help, she continually asked for help via hospital admission, but her plea was ignored.”
She was finally admitted to Goodmayes Hospital on the finish of 2016 however discharged with “no clear follow up plan.”
At the top of 2019 Ms Yurferev stopped taking her remedy and her well being started to deteriorate. Following this, she was put beneath the care of group psychological well being providers in Havering and given a prescription of antipsychotic flupentixol decanoate twice per week.
The belief had recorded Sophia’s final attendance as 12 October, nonetheless solely reported her lacking to the police on 12 November.
In a press release, Ms Yurferev’s mum Maria Stockdale, stated: “I should not have the phrases to convey how devastated I’m, not solely by the lack of my daughter however by the style of her demise. She was meant to be cared for by professionals and was failed on quite a few events. If she had been supplied with the care and help she wanted, I consider she can be alive at present.”
The solicitor engaged on Sophia’s case, Nina Ali, Medical Negligence Partner, Hodge, Jones & Allen stated: “This is yet another tragic case of mental health professionals failing in their duty to protect our most vulnerable members of society. It was clear that Ms. Yuferev needed professional help, but she was given very little support throughout her treatment. We are saddened by the conclusion which, thanks to the state of Sophia’s body when found, resulted in only limited answers for the family. Nonetheless, we still hope this will serve as a lesson to all mental health care services.”
A spokesperson for North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), stated: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Sophia’s family and loved ones.
“We have been working with the family to provide ongoing support and access to family liaison.
“As per our Trust’s serious incident process, we have undertaken a review of the care delivered and are implementing learning as a result of this review.”