Police are investigating claims that a mentally ill patient died
after he was given painkillers to subdue his behaviour.
Bolton, Salford and Trafford NHS Mental Health Trust has
suspended three members of staff after the 77-year-old man died at
Woodlands Hospital in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, last
The matter is now being investigated by Greater Manchester
Police and detectives are awaiting the results of a post-mortem
The trust said that five days before the man died they had been
made aware of “clinical concerns” involving patient care on his
ward, and had taken immediate action. A helpline has been set up by
the trust as a result of the claims.