LONDON (Reuters) – Two British mental health workers visited a woman patient, chatted with her, and then left without realizing she was dead, newspapers said on Thursday.
An inquest heard the workers from the mental health charity Mind let themselves into the home of paranoid schizophrenic Patricia Harris and found her sitting in the kitchen with the curtains drawn and her back to them.
After saying hello, they tried talking to Harris, 43, but when she failed to respond they left, the Daily Mail reported. “She didn’t seem to want us there,” health worker Helen Redmond was quoted as saying.
The next day, two other health workers on a follow-up visit discovered she was dead. [Yahoo]