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A health trust has apologised for communications failings in the handling of a man with depression who took his own life before mental health professionals could help him. A coroner heard how an urgent referral about Alvan Brown from Retford was faxed to the wrong number and ignored for five days.
Hours before it was received by the right team Mr. Brown had hanged himself.
The family of a man with a history of depression who took his own life are considering suing the NHS after hearing his urgent treatment was delayed by communications errors within the health system.
Alvan Brown from Retford died in April last year having contacted health professionals 10 times in the previous two months - but no staff realised just how desperate he was.