First published in East Anglian Daily Times on August 13, 2016.
“NOTHING will bring Averil back. But we need to protect others from a similar tragedy.”
That is the message from a father who lost his 19-year-old daughter Averil Hart, from Colchester, to anorexia nervosa in 2012.
For the past three-and-a-half years, Nic Hart, along with Averil’s mother Miranda Campbell and the rest of her family, has been fighting to discover what went wrong with the gifted student’s care before her death.
Averil died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge just 10 weeks into her first term at Norwich’s University of East Anglia (UEA), on December 15, 2012.
But despite an ongoing investigation, she has never had an inquest, and her family feel a number of unanswered questions remain. Sudbury-based Mr Hart said he “will not stop fighting” until he gets the answers he and his family deserve.