Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We've Lost Trust in Care Service, Say Man's Family

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We've Lost Trust in Care Service, Say Man's Family

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AFTER the sentencing, Mr Elahi's family said they had lost trust in Pennine Care.

They said: "Mansoor was a loving, caring and immensely pleasant son, husband, brother, uncle and friend. He never failed to make those around him happy and we felt that a massive piece of our life and soul has been taken away from us.

"This immensely difficult time, which has now spanned over two years, has left us with no choice but to unfortunately lose trust in the mental health services at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust due to their persistent failings which led to Mansoor's departure from this world.

"We cannot help but think that if it was not for these failings then we would still have Mansoor with us."

HSE inspector Caroline Shorrock said Mr Elahi's actions 'were entirely foreseeable' and added: "The failure to carry out a suitable assessment allowed a vulnerable person to end his own life. …

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