05 Feb Insane Outbreak Of Reefer Madness At Bournemouth Coroner’s Court

Chris Bown, CEO, Poole Hospitals

Chris Bown, CEO, Poole Hospitals

Tony Spotswood, CEO, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Tony Spotswood, CEO, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor

According to the NHS, there has never been a case of fatal overdose or of confirmed death due to cannabis.

Now, in the space of a few days, two Bournemouth pathologists have given evidence to the Coroner’s Court of two cases of cannabis overdose leading to death.

Clearly, something very strange is going on and the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence is that the problem is not cannabis but an outbreak of hysteria in Bournemouth. It is utterly absurd that this sleepy seaside town on the south coast of England should suddenly become unique in the world for such events. It is nonsense and the chief executives of the two NHS Trusts involved, Chris Bown and Tony Spotswood, need to get a grip on their pathology departments.

The first case concerned Gemma Moss and the pathologist was Dr Kudair Hussein, employed by the Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The second case, in which a formal verdict has not yet been returned, concerns Paul Kenyon and the pathologist is Dr. Wessam Al-Utayem, employed by the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor, who is responsible for coroners, also needs to step in and calm the situation. The Bournemouth coroner and pathologists are in danger of becoming an international laughing stock and that is in nobody’s interests.