Inquiry is launched as patient dies on ward
An internal investigation has been launched after a patient was found dead at a mental health unit on the Glenfield Hospital site on Saturday.
Officers from Leicestershire Police were called to the Bradgate Unit at 7.40am.
It followed a report of "an unexpected death."
A force spokesman said: "The death is not being treated as suspicious and is now a matter for the coroner."
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A spokesman for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which runs mental and community health services, including the Bradgate Unit, said: "It is with great sadness we confirm that a patient passed away at the Bradgate Unit this weekend.
"Our thoughts are with their family and friends and we offer them our sincerest condolences."
The cause of death is not yet known and will be investigated by the coroner. The trust is also carrying out its own internal investigation into the care and treatment provided to the patient.
It is understood the person was a patient on the Beaumont Ward on the unit.
The ward has 21 beds for adult with acute mental health problems. It reopened in December after a £3.7 million refurbishment and extension.