1. Lovell

    Lovell New member

    Oct 30, 2019
    1
    Hi Guys My Mother has just departed and was living in care, after her death the police was called and her body was taken away for examination by a coroner its called Dols I know is in place for the welfare of the patients but to find out about this at the last moment is very upsetting.
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    5,015
    N Ireland
  3. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,179
    Nottinghamshire
    Hello @Lovell welcome from me too.

    When my dad passed away suddenly last year in his care home I was shocked when I arrived to find the police there too. Dads body was taken to the coroners but they decided not to do an autopsy given his age and medical history.

    My condolences. I know what a shock it is to find all those people involved.
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,142
    Male
    North Manchester
    Very sorry to hear the trauma you were put through.

    However if the reason the police were called was solely because of the DoLs, and not because she had not recently been seen by a doctor prepared to certify the death, the home need updating on the 2017 legislation, the DoLs is effectively cancelled on death.


    "50. With a death occurring on or after 3rd April 2017 any person subject to a DoL (i.e. a deprivation of liberty formally authorised under the MCA 2005) is no longer ‘in state detention’ for the purposes of the 2009 Act.

    51 When that person dies the death should be treated as with any other death outside the context of state detention: it need only be reported to the coroner where one or more of the other requisite conditions are met.

    https://www.courtofprotectionhub.uk...s-guidance-on-dols-published-in-force-3-april

     
  5. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,305
    Merseyside
    I’m so sorry. My thoughts are with you.
     
  6. lis66

    lis66 Registered User

    Aug 7, 2015
    274
    So sorry for your loss x
     
  7. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,612
    south-east London
    My condolences on your loss @Lovell.
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,757
    Female
    Dundee
    I’m sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength.
     

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