Mother-of-one jumped to her death while suffering from depression after her desperate partner’s calls to NHS out-of-hours numbers went unanswered — (The Daily Mail)

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The Daily Mail

By Keiligh Baker for MailOnline

Published: 13:35 GMT, 15 January 2015 | Updated: 13:42 GMT, 15 January 2015

  • Lorna Clymo, 42, tried to kill herself twice in weeks leading up to her death
  • She was considered at high risk of harming herself by health professionals
  • Partner was given list of out-of-hours numbers to call if she was depressive
  • But the numbers rang out and he was unable to leave a message
  • Her family have condemned Bradford District Care Trust over its ‘failure’
  • Her sister Sharon said she believes her sister was ‘neglected’ by experts

Lorna Clymo, who suffered with depression, jumped to her death from a multi-storey car park after calls to NHS out-of-hours numbers went unanswered.

A mother-of-one who suffered suicidal bouts of depression jumped to her death from a multi-storey car park after calls by her desperate family to NHS out-of-hours numbers went unanswered.

Lorna Clymo, 42, from Haworth, Keighley, suffered so badly from depression her partner, Mark Feather, was given a list of telephone helpline numbers for doctors to call in case she had depressive episodes after her discharge from hospital.

But although she was rated by health professionals as being at ‘red’ – at high risk of harming herself – Mr Feather found all the numbers rang out and he was unable to leave a message when he tried to contact them.

On February 1 last year Ms Clymo, a homecare worker, drove her Peugeot to the top of a car park in Keighley, near Bradford, and jumped.

She died a short time later in hospital from chest, spinal and pelvic injuries.

Her anti-depressants had been switched by doctors in the run up to her death.

At an inquest Ms Clymo’s family condemned Bradford District Care Trust over its failure to have a messaging service and claimed she was not on the correct medication.

Her sister Sharon Charlton, 44, told Bradford Coroner’s Court: ‘If you are providing a service and somebody said ‘just ring us up’ and there was no message how would you know who was ringing you?