Averil Hartâ€™s death was â€˜an avoidable tragedyâ€™ which shows problems with NHS eating disorders services, says ombudsman
A talented young student died of anorexia because of numerous â€œclear failures of careâ€� by GPs, hospitals and specialists in eating disorders, a scathing report by the NHS ombudsman has concluded.
Averil Hartâ€™s death in December 2012 at the age of 19 â€œwas an avoidable tragedyâ€� caused by an array of health professionals failing to appreciate how dangerously unwell she was, the ombudsman said in a report released on Friday.
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