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Southern Health Chief Executive steps down

The Chief Executive of the Southern Health NHS Trust, Katrina Percy, has stepped down from her role following months of controversy over the way the organisation dealt with the unexpected deaths of hundreds of vulnerable people in its care.

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Katrina Percy has resigned from her role as the head of the Southern Health NHS Trust

The Chief Executive of the Southern Health NHS Trust has given in to pressure and resigned from her post.

Katrina Percy was criticised for her lack of leadership at the trust which failed to properly investigate the unexpected deaths of hundreds of vulnerable patients in its care.

It has taken more than a year of repeated calls for her to go - from MPs, to charities and Southern Health governors themselves. But she will not leave empty-handed, she'll move to another role in the same health trust, and keep her salary of more than £180,000.

Connor Sparrowhawk died at one of the trust's sites, Slade House, in 2013

Today, the mother of Connor Sparrowhawk - a young man from Oxfordshire who died whilst in Southern Health's care - gave her reaction. Kate Bunkall has our report.

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