A DEPRESSED mother-of-three hanged herself in a hospital's A&E department.

Sonya Wandon, from Orpington, had recently been discharged from a psychiatric unit, but on February 21 she called for an ambulance to take her to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough.

A hospital spokesman said the 35-year-old was in a cubicle waiting for the psychiatric assessment team to arrive when she took her own life.

Staff tried to resuscitate her but were unable to save her.

Her family are now demanding to know why, given her history of self-harming and several suicide attempts, Mrs Wandon was not watched more closely.

Her distraught sister Ilkay Shefik, 52, of The Hillside, Pratts Bottom, said: "I feel very angry. If they had kept an eye on her more closely she wouldn't have done it.

"They just left her on her own."

Mrs Wandon, of Cockmannings Road, who suffered from depression, leaves an eight-year-old daughter and two sons, aged 13 and 16.

She was admitted to Green Parks House, which provides inpatient care for people with mental health problems, and is run by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, on January 23.

Mrs Wandon was discharged on February 18 and staff checked up on her two days later as part of her care plan.

Ilkay's daughter-in-law, Roxanne Shefik, 28, said: "She's not been well for some time. She's been on Prozac since she was 18.

"She was seeking help but didn't want to end her life."

The family say Mrs Wandon cut her wrists the week before her death while she was in Green Parks House.

They claim she used blades from a razor which staff gave her to shave with.

A spokesman for Bromley Hospitals' NHS Trust said: "Bromley Hospitals can confirm a 35-year-old patient took her own life at around 8am on February 21 in the A&E department at the Princess Royal University Hospital.

"The Oxleas psychiatric assessment team had been called to the A&E department to give the patient follow-up treatment, and she was in a cubicle awaiting their arrival."

A police investigation found no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A spokesman for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust said: "Following the sad incident at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust would like to express its sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.

"Oxleas will co-operate with Bromley Hospitals' NHS Trust to ensure the matter is investigated thoroughly."