The inquest touching the death of Delia Haley began this morning at Doncaster Coroners Court before Area Coroner Mrs S L Slater. The inquest is listed for 7 days before a Jury.
Delia Haley, aged 41, was a resident at Aspen House pursuant to Section 3 of The Mental Health Act. Aspen House, operated by Cygnet Healthcare, is a locked rehabilitation facility for people with mental health problems. Delia was diagnosed with schizophrenia disorder and a mild learning disability.
On the morning of the 27 December 2019 at around 8am Delia was discovered unresponsive in bed. An ambulance crew arrived at 08:12hrs and took over active life support. Sadly, Delia was pronounced deceased at 08:36hrs.
Delia, a much-loved mother, daughter, sister and aunt is described by her family as a wonderful woman with a heart-warming and comedic character.
The family have expressed concerns surrounding the management of Delia’s physical health and medication, the quality of observations, the initial emergency response and a power cut which had disabled the call bell system.