The family of a Dundee man who committed suicide after allegedly being turned away from a mental health crisis centre hope a fatal accident inquiry could soon be ordered into his death.
David Ramsay was found dead at Templeton Woods on October 9 2016 following a mental breakdown. He would have turned 52 last weekend.
Although his family urged him to seek help from a doctor, he was reportedly turned away from the Carseview Centre and killed himself a few days later.
NHS Tayside has ordered an independent inquiry into its mental health provision.
His niece Gillian Murray said the Crown Office is now considering whether to order a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into her uncle’s death.
It would probe the cause of death and examine if there were any precautions that could have been taken to avoid it, or if there were any defects in the system that may have been contributing factors.
“The procurator fiscal has now sent a report to the Crown,” said Ms Murray.
“Senior solicitors at the Crown have clearly acknowledged what we’ve been saying all along – that David has been failed – as most cases do not get past this point.
“Our case has now been forwarded to an independent psychiatrist outwith the NHS for their input, so it is looking promising for an FAI.”