H M Coroner's investigation in to Ian Paterson

21st July 2020

H M Coroner's investigation in to Ian Paterson

On 22 July 2020 at 9am a further three inquests shall be opened in relation to former patients of Mr Ian Paterson.

The Senior Coroner Ms Louise Hunt and Area Coroner Ms Emma Brown have been carrying out preliminary investigations under section 1(7) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to identify whether there is reason to suspect that any former patients of Mr Paterson have died an unnatural death as a result of any of the care they received.

Following preliminary investigations, the Senior and Area Coroner believe there is evidence to have reason to suspect that some of those deaths may be unnatural.

Preliminary investigations are ongoing into the deaths of other patients of Mr Paterson and it is anticipated that further inquests will be opened in due course. All the inquests will be adjourned until a conclusion has been reached on all preliminary investigations when a pre inquest review hearing will be listed.

The opening of the inquests shall follow the same format as the inquests opened on 6 July 2020.  All attendance shall be via Microsoft Teams due to social distancing requirements. Should you wish to attend please contact us on the details below or visit for more information.


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