Pippa McManus death: Care plan for anorexic teen was 'inadequate'

Brunilde Fioravanti
Mag 3, 2017

"She'd turn around and say: "I'm not allowed".

Pippa was sectioned in September 2014 and treated at The Priory, which said during the inquest she had one of the most severe cases of anorexia they had ever seen.

She was released to go home in December 2015, by which time she was not considered high risk, although she remained under the care of the Priory.

The inquest found that while the hospital was right to release the teen, Pippa's family were not told of the increased risks of suicide before her release.

She managed to walk to Gatley station in Stockport where she stepped in front of a train. Priory hospital director Paula Stanford said: "Our heartfelt sympathies are with Pip's family and we will now carefully consider the findings of the jury".

The teenager's father, Jim McManus, said his daughter had been "failed" and describe some of the care she had received as "quite disturbing". The tear in the thread of our family will never be mended. Too many of our children are dying from this awful illness.

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