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A 25-year-old woman has died after taking illegal slimming pills, an investigation has reported.
Doctors tried to save Annie Gresham’s life after she took a highly toxic chemical that is sold illegally but is not licensed for human consumption.
Ms Gresham was found by a passing ambulance crew on a bridge overlooking the A38 on the night of 19 November 2017, before she passed away on 20 November.
Her family has spoken out about the 25-year-old’s death, thanking the NHS and emergency services professionals for her care and criticizing the provision of mental health services in the UK.
At a hearing at Derby Coroner’s Court it was said the 25-year-old, from Mickleover, Derby, had a history of mental illness and had previously been diagnosed with anorexia and emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD).
At the inquest on January 20, and attended by members of Ms Gresham’s family, it was said that she had been admitted to specialist eating disorder clinics and that she had been discharged shortly before Ms. Gresham’s death. her.
The inquest heard that when the ambulance staff pulled up, they found Mrs Gresham in her pajamas.
The team took her to the Royal Derby Hospital, where she revealed that she had been self-harming since the age of 12 and that she had “recently recovered from anorexia”. She later told staff that she had overdosed on a drug that caused weight loss.
In the hospital she was supervised by doctors, but her condition deteriorated and she died that same night.
Kim and Graham Cooper, Antony Cooper and Ali Whitlam, members of Mrs Gresham’s immediate family, told Derbyshire Live: ‘Annie Gresham (nee Cooper) was a much loved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was smart, caring, beautiful, and had an amazing sense of humor. We miss her every day.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the police, ambulance service and staff at the Royal Derby Accident and Emergency Department.
We have had frequent contact with all three organizations, and her professionalism, care, and compassion have been amazing throughout. We can’t thank you enough.
‘Annie received compassionate care from many people in the mental health field over the years and for that we are truly grateful.
“What we would like to see happen is for the people who worked with Annie to look at her decisions and actions, and ask themselves if, in hindsight, they would do things differently.
‘Then remember this next time, for the next patient and his family.
‘Furthermore, we expect professionals and people in a position of power to challenge the level of mental health care in this country.
“In our opinion, the system failed Annie and will continue to fail others unless there is drastic change.”
Recording a narrative conclusion, Peter Nieto, the Derby and Derbyshire Area Medical Examiner, said his care was “not categorically insufficient” and that Ms Gresham, who worked in a cafe, offered “no indication” that there was planned to take his own life. .
He said: ‘It was clear that she had knowingly taken the tablets on November 19. That can’t have happened accidentally.
“But she must have known that there was a high probability that she would have been seen [on the bridge] and therefore probably taken to hospital, where she would have received some treatment.”
If she had been taken to a private place, then I think the case would be different.
“It is unlikely that she would have accidentally taken that number of tablets and after taking the tablets she went to a low bridge and anticipated that she would be found.”
Nieto, a Derby and Derbyshire Coroner’s Assistant, read into evidence that Mrs Gresham had a history of mental illness. But he added that her self-harm was “impulsive” and that she “probably would have taken the tablets without fully understanding the consequences.”
A ‘farewell note’ was found after Mrs Gresham’s death, but Mr Nieto said: ‘The note was not left on display, it was written in a journal or diary which was closed.
“As for the content, although it could be interpreted as a farewell note, it does not contain any mention of suicidal intent.”
Mrs. Gresham, of Mickleover, had her medical cause of death listed as fatal toxicity with a history of anorexia and EUPD.
Annie Gresham Quick and Facts
- Annie Gresham, 25, died after taking illegal industrial strength slimming pills
- The youngster from Mickleover, Derby, had been diagnosed with anorexia
- A passing ambulance crew found her on November 19, 2017, but she later died