Psychiatrist asked ‘where did I go wrong?’ after teen’s death

A psychiatrist responsible for the care of a teenager at a mental health unit has told a coroner he has asked himself “where did I go wrong?” since the girl’s tragic death.

Manon Jones died after being admitted to the Ty Llidiard child and adolescent mental health in-patient unit at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

An ongoing inquest into her death at Pontypridd Coroners’ Court heard how Miss Jones was admitted following a “deterioration” in her mental health and an incident of self-harm.

Miss Jones, a pupil at Ysgol Plasmawr in Cardiff, died on March 7, 2018, a week after turning 16. The inquest, which commenced on Monday, January 17, has previously heard how she had been experiencing mental illness for some time and had been admitted to Ty Llidiard four times in a year.

The inquest heard how Dr Ahmed Darwish was the lead consultant responsible for Miss Jones’ care in Ty Lidiard, and “knew her and her family very well”.

He was questioned over clinical decisions made prior to Miss Jones death, just a day after admission to Ty Llidiard.

You can read the full details of the fourth day of the inquest here.

Manon Jones from Cardiff died a week after her 16th birthday in 2018 after suffering from depression