Name of man suspected of taking his own life at Chesterfield Royal Hospital is released

The name of a patient who is believed to have died by suicide at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has been released.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 1:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 1:26 pm
Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Police said they attended the hospital in Calow after the 'sudden death' of a 46-year-old man on Monday, April 30.

Today, a Chesterfield coroners' court official said an investigation had been opened into the death of Stephen Barry Jackson, of Dronfield Woodhouse.

No further details have been released at this time.

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After his death, 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.

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