A family is still waiting for answers more than three years after a psychiatric patient died after a fire started in her bedroom.

Sarah Williams was a patient in the Daisy Ward of Prospect Park Hospital and was due to be moved to a more secure location days after the blaze broke out on December 6, 2015.

The latest pre-inquest review into the death will take place on Wednesday, May 15.

Ms Williams' family has encouraged the people of Reading to join them beforehand, at 1PM,  to stand in support of people suffering in the health system.

They will be meeting outside Reading Town Hall.

An inquest to Ms Williams’ death cannot begin until all evidence requested by the coroner is disclosed.

A pre-inquest review initially took place in November 2017, where coroner Peter Bedford indicated a jury inquest would be necessary but was reluctant to proceed before the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) findings had been produced.

The CQC has so far not chosen  to undertake a full investigation.

At a further pre-inquest hearing held in November 2018, new coroner Alison McCormick said the CQC must undertake a full investigation and attend future hearings.

The latest hearing was due to take place in March but was was adjourned till May 15 due to the fire service and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust failing to disclose information requested by the coroner.

Tracey Goddard, sister of Sarah Williams, said: “It is all very stressful. The current situation is we are waiting for an inquest but we cannot until we have had all the evidence disclosed to us.”

When the case was first heard by Berkshire Coroner’s Court, the former chief coroner Peter Bedford was overseeing proceedings.