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Parent's heartbreak after 'bubbly' daughter found unresponsive in bedroom at mental health hospital just weeks into her stay

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The parents of a woman who ‘brought light and laughter’ to the lives of all who knew her have told of the devastation of losing their daughter just weeks into her stay at a mental health hospital.

Leah Taylor, 20, from Urmston was admitted to Eleanor Hospital in West Didsbury on May 24 last year and detained under Section three of the Mental Health Act, a jury inquest into her death at Manchester Coroner’s Court heard.

Less than a month later, in the early hours of June 17, she was found unresponsive in her bedroom and tragically pronounced dead by paramedics.

At the time Leah was being monitored four times an hour by staff. READ MORE: Nursery worker guilty of killing baby girl after strapping her face down onto bean bag On the first day of the inquest into her death on Monday (May 20) coroner Zak Golombeck told the jury that one of the issues he wanted the jury to focus on was whether Leah should have been placed on constant one-to-one observations in the period leading up to her death.

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