- An inquest found that the 25-year-old was given inadequate care before he died in January 2020.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised to the family of late DJ Alex Theodossiadis, AKA Alex T, the BBC reports.
The apology follows an inquest into the 25-year-old's death on January 28th, 2020. The inquest heard that Theodossiadis was transferred between two hospitals in Leeds without a nurse escort and with inadequate handover notes.
"I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Alexander's family and apologise that the care he received was not to the standard we would expect," said Dr Phil Wood, chief medical officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Theodossiadis's causes of death were recorded as sepsis, meningitis and a subdural haemorrhage, which he suffered after falling and banging his head at St James' Hospital, shortly after first becoming ill.
Since the results of the inquest were published, Theodossiadis's family has called for greater awareness of meningitis among healthcare staff, the BBC reports. His mother and father, who both work in the medical field, said they hoped lessons would be learned from his death.
Theodossiadis was a beloved figure in the UK scene, known for his impeccable DJ skills, deep musical knowledge and particular zest for UK garage. As well as DJing, he worked in Leeds's legendary record store Tribe and ran a popular party called On Rotation.
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