Hospital death not linked to patient incident

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Scarborough Hospital have reassured patients following an incident on Friday, following which a patient died.

Bosses at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, have confirmed that a patient died after an incident with another patient in the early hours of Friday morning.

A post mortem has since been carried out and has shown the death was due to natural causes.

A spokeswoman from the trust said they are carrying out their own investigation into what happened and added that there will be no further police involvement.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that they had attended the hospital on Friday after reports that a patient had died suddenly.

They confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Dr Alastair Turnbull, medical director at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our staff contacted North Yorkshire Police following an incident at Scarborough Hospital during the early hours of Friday morning.

“The police investigated this incident and will be taking no further action.

“I would like to reassure patients and their families that there is no threat to the safe care of patients in Scarborough Hospital.”