Rachel Johnston Inquest – Day 3

At the third day of Rachel Johnston’s inquest we heard evidence from Gill Bennett, a registered nurse who was working at Pirton Grange, Rachel’s care home that she was discharged to following dental surgery to extract all her teeth. We also heard evidence from Dr Monica Nuvoloni, Deputy National Medical Director for Practice Plus Group, […]

Rachel Johnston Inquest – Day 2

We heard evidence today from an agency nurse working at Pirton Grange, on Day 2 of Rachel Johnston’s inquest. On Friday 26 October 2018 Rachel returned to her care home, Pirton Grange, following a full dental clearance (removing 19 teeth or tooth fragments). Around about the time she arrived back, approximately 8pm, registered nurse Sheeba […]

Rachel Johnston Inquest – Day 1

I’m not live tweeting Rachel’s inquest as I didn’t get to speak to her family in advance and don’t have their permission. I do wish to report on what happened in court as I think it’s highly likely it’s of wider relevance and interest to others. Day 1 has just finished and I’ve written over […]

Remembering Joanna

Until last month I’d never attended an inquest without already making contact with the bereaved person’s family, to try and get to know them a little. As Thomas Rawnsley’s inquest came to a close, I moved straight to Joanna Bailey’s inquest as it was half the way through. I have written a number of posts […]

Happy Birthday Sammy

Happy Birthday Sammy Today is Sammy’s 14th birthday but he is not here to celebrate it. I’ve been speaking with his mum, Patricia, and this morning I spoke to his sisters and promised that I would share about Sammy so more people know of him. They fear he’ll be forgotten. Sammy was born on Friday […]

Family statement: Thomas Rawnsley’s inquest

Thomas was a beautiful, loving, compassionate and most of all mischievous little boy. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was loved like only a youngest brother to three big sisters can be. Thomas was a very much loved son, brother and uncle. Thomas had Down Syndrome and by the time he was a […]

Getting to know Gaia #JusticeforGaia

Three years ago tomorrow, on 7 November 2017, Gaia Pope-Sutherland went missing from Swanage. Investigations into what happened at that time continue, and Gaia’s inquest has been delayed, partly due to coronavirus, and is due to take place in May 2021. In September I live-tweeted the second pre-inquest review hearing from Bournemouth Coroner’s Court. You […]

Gaia Pope’s 2nd Pre Inquest Review Hearing #JusticeforGaia

Early Tuesday morning I set off from Torquay to travel to Bournemouth Coroner’s Court. It’s a beautiful drive, albeit a tedious one at times, the A35 isn’t really built for heavy traffic. If you’re in a hurry forget it, the splashes of dual carriageway that dot it are always a few miles away when you […]

Feedback from live tweeting Sasha’s inquest

In April and May 2019 I live-tweeted the inquest into the death of Sasha Forster. You can read a little about Sasha in this twitter thread here. The funding to cover Sasha’s inquest was part of an Ideas and Pioneers grant awarded to me by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, to explore the impact and future […]

Sasha’s inquest: thoughts from her mum

In April and May2019 I live-tweeted the inquest into the death of Sasha Forster. I gathered feedback after her inquest had concluded and when discussing the raw data with Angela, Sasha’s mum, we were struck by the concern for Sasha’s family and the fact that people weren’t aware that I had their explicit permission. I […]