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Connor Sparrowhawk mother attacks ‘barbaric’ treatment by tribunal

Sara Ryan says she felt retraumatised after questioning by defence lawyer at Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

The mother of a vulnerable teenager who suffered a seizure and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit has called for an overhaul of medical tribunals, saying she felt “retraumatised” after participating in a two-week hearing into her son’s death.

Sara Ryan, whose son Connor Sparrowhawk died in 2013, demanded changes to the “barbaric” treatment of bereaved families at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

“You’re a grieved mother, you’re stripped of any other identity and you’re fair game for any kicking that comes your way and it must happen all the time,” she said. “It’s a terrible treatment of families in this setting. There needs to be change.”

 

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Connor Sparrowhawk had an epileptic fit and drowned while taking an unsupervised bath in 2013. 

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