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‘He had hopes and dreams’ – Jury return verdict of death by medical misadventure after inquest into death of Philip Lyons

Philip, a 28-year-old Sligo man was an involuntary patient in St Columba’s Hospital at the time of his death in May 2018, Emma Gallagher reports

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The late Philip Lyons

The late Philip Lyons

The late Philip Lyons

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The father of a young man who took his own life while being an involuntary patient in the since closed St Columba’s Hospital said after his inquest he hoped lessons have been learned.

A verdict of death by medical misadventure was returned by the jury at Philip Lyons’ inquest before Coroner Eamon MacGowan at Sligo Courthouse on Monday.


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