Man, 46, is believed to have taken his own life at Chesterfield hospital

Support is being offered to staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after a patient is believed to have taken his own life.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 11:06 am
Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Police have confirmed a 46-year-old man died at the hospital in Calow on Monday.

A hospital spokesman said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of a patient who died at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Monday morning.

"We are also concerned for the well-being of our staff and are offering appropriate support for those affected by the incident.

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"In circumstances like this, where a suicide is suspected or confirmed, the death is reported to Derbyshire Constabulary and an investigation takes place to inform the inquest process for HM the Coroner."

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman added: "Our officers attended the scene following the sudden death of a 46-year-old man at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Monday.

"We do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances."

The man's identify has not yet been publicly released.

A Chesterfield coroners' court official said an investigation would be carried out following the man's death.

No further information is available at this time.

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