Death of Long Leys Court patient ruled inconclusive

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A post mortem into the death of a 69-year-old man who was a patient at Long Leys Court in Lincoln has come back inconclusive.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) confirmed that the patient died on Monday, June 8 at Lincoln County Hospital following a short illness.

Long Leys Court has been temporarily shut down after a number of unspecified serious incidents put the quality of care at the facility into question.

Operations at the facility are being scrutinised internally, with external investigations being led by Lincolnshire Police.

No indication of how long the process will take has been given.

There were 10 patients at Long Leys Court when the decision was made and approximately 43 members of staff.

Five patients still remain on site, with additional management in place to support them.

Detective Superintendent Rick Hatton, Head of Public Protection at Lincolnshire Police, said: “A post mortem has been completed, the cause of death is not confirmed and will not be confirmed until further tests are carried out.

“As a result of this we will not be naming the deceased at this time.

“Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the man’s death in light of the wider safety concerns expressed by the LPFT.”