Philmore Mills was admitted to the intensive care unit at Wexham Park Hospital on 21 December 2011, and moved on Christmas Eve to a respiratory ward. In the early hours of Tuesday 27 December, an incident occurred in which hospital security and then police were called. Mr Mills was handcuffed to the rear and restrained.
He then became unresponsive. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards after failed resuscitation attempts. The family of Philmore Mills are preparing to bury a much loved family member.
They have instructed Hickman and Rose solicitors to act for them in relation to the necessary investigations and the inquest. A second post mortem examination has been commissioned at their request.
The family look to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Wexham Park Hospital to explain to them as soon as possible why and how their very frail father died. Those inquiries by the IPCC and HSE have now begun, though Wexham Park Hospital has not yet stated to the family whether it will investigate, and if so on what terms.