Inquest into teenage death in mental health unit

The inquest into the death of a Cornish teenager who died in a mental health unit for adults. 18 year old Ben Cowburn died in 2010 at Longreach Hospital in Redruth.

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Combination of short-comings in Ben Cowburn's care

On returning an open conclusion, the jury at the inquest into the death of Ben Cowburn commented that the combination of short-comings in his care, poor communication and the proximity of staff contributed to Ben's opportunity to carry out this act [take his own life].

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