The tragic death of 26-year-old student nurse Bronwen Morgan has been investigated by an inquest, which found no failings in her mental health care. Ms. Morgan, who had been diagnosed with an emotionally unstable personality disorder, was found unresponsive at a hotel in Pentwyn, Cardiff, in August 2020. Despite concerns from her family about her care package, the coroner determined that there was no evidence linking her death to the care she was receiving and that her diagnosis was accurate.
Leading up to her death, Ms. Morgan had expressed dissatisfaction with her care to the Cardiff and Vale health board. However, the court heard that she was still actively engaged with mental health services and had a comprehensive care package in place. The coroner confirmed that there were no failings in her care and that she was receiving the necessary support.
On the day she died, Ms. Morgan informed her father that she would be going to a friend’s house but never arrived. Later, she sent a text message to a friend expressing her desire not to be found. Her phone was eventually traced to a Premier Inn in Pentwyn, where she was discovered unresponsive. The court learned that she was at a high risk of accidental death due to self-harm, but in this instance, she intended to take her own life.
Coroner Graeme Hughes concluded that Ms. Morgan’s death was a suicide and acknowledged the challenges faced by her family and mental health services in ensuring her safety. He expressed his sympathy for the family, recognizing the immense anguish and distress they had endured throughout this ordeal.
For those dealing with mental health issues, there are organizations available to provide support. The BBC Action Line has compiled a list of resources that can offer assistance in such situations.