EPUT statement on HSE prosecution

November 12, 2020

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution is being brought against Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). Commenting after today’s hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court, Paul Scott, EPUT Chief Executive, said:

“We have today entered a guilty plea to one charge under Section 3(1) Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following an HSE investigation into the former North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families whose loved ones were part of this investigation.

“We are unable to comment further at this stage of the legal process.”