Press Notice regarding Inquest into the death of Ian Hamilton

Paul McCann of Madden & Finucane will represent the Hamilton family into the death of their son tomorrow at Laganside Courts, Belfast. This inquest will raise serious issues about people with mental health difficulties presenting themselves at Out-patient departments as suicidal and the appropriateness of how these people are dealt with.

Mr Hamilton died on the 12th March 2013. He had attended at various Accident and Emergency departments on 8th, 10th and 11th March with regard to suicidal ideation. He attended the Accident and Emergency department of the Ulster hospital on 12th March 2013 and following an assessment he was sent home. He took his own life later that morning.