The death of a prisoner at HMP North Sea Camp has led to a raft of changes in how the prison responds to emergencies, an inquest has heard.
Colin Purvis died following a sudden cardiac arrest at the prison last May.
The 70-year-old was living in a ‘half-way house’ outside the main prison when it happened, and because of various issues healthcare staff were unable to get to him for several minutes.
At an inquest which concluded today (Wednesday), a jury heard it was likely the prisoner would have died even if the team had arrived earlier, but an investigation into his death has revealed a number of recommendations which have since been implemented to ensure similar problems do not arise again.
The jury returned a verdict of death by natural causes following the inquiry, which took place at the Red Lion Quarter in Spalding.
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