NHS trust and ward manager charged with manslaughter after patient dies at hospital in Redbridge | UK News
An NHS trust and a ward manager have been charged with manslaughter after a patient died at a hospital in Redbridge.
Alice Figueiredo, 22, died at Goodmayes Hospital on 7 July 2015.
She had been a patient at the hospital prior to her death, and an investigation was first launched in 2016.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command carried out a number of inquiries, and a file of evidence was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in March 2021.
Two years later, the CPS authorised the force to charge the North East London NHS Foundation Trust with corporate manslaughter and an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Benjamin Aninakwa, 52, of St Francis Way, Grays, was also charged with gross negligence manslaughter and an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
He was a ward manager at Goodmayes Hospital.
Both will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 4 October.
Detectives have met with Ms Figueiredo’s family and informed them of this development.