Statement following the conclusion of the inquest into the death of Jonnie Meek

Sally Young, Director of Corporate Services and Heather Johnstone, Director of Nursing and Quality at the NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) said:  “The CCGs have supported Jonnie's family as they have fought, with exceptional dignity, to get answers to their questions about his death.

"We would like to pay tribute to the family's resolve and we hope that today's conclusion can allow them the find some peace.

"We would also like to thank the Coroner, Mr John Ellery, for the dignified way in which he has conducted this inquest.

"The local NHS is a very different place now from what it was in 2014 and the CCGs have already acted upon recommendations arising from its own independent investigation report made following Jonnie’s death."