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Leicester care home fined £100,000 after resident died of serious burns

26-01-2015

Photo shows Walter Powley who died following serious burnsWalter Powley was admitted to Western Park View in Hinckley Road for emergency care in May 2012 after an occupational therapist advised his family he could no longer be safely left alone at home due to his risk of falling.

On 23 January, Leicester Crown Court heard that just four days later, Mr Pow…

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Care home's safety failures led to elderly woman's death

13-09-2012

The owners of a West Yorkshire care home have been told to pay £183,000 in fines and costs after a frail 93 year-old widow died because established safety measures were neglected.

Mrs Elsie Beals asphyxiated after becoming trapped in the gap between her mattress and incorrectly-fitted bed sa…

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Nursing home owners sentenced after death of elderly resident

03-09-2012

Two nursing home owners have been fined after an elderly resident died following a fall from a hoist.

Annie Bradley, 78, who was known as Vera, was being transported in a sling from her bed to a specialist chair at Harley House Nursing Home on Elms Road in Leicester on 19 July 2008. During the …

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Care company fined for resident's fatal fall at Buckfastleigh home

12-07-2012

A nursing home failed to ensure the safety of an elderly, blind, wheelchair-bound resident who died after falling down a flight of stairs.

Patrick Foale, 75, lived at the Redmount Nursing Home in Buckfastleigh, Devon, when the incident happened on 1 November 2010.

Mr. Foale, who was diabetic, …

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Council in court after respite resident scalded

15-02-2012

The Isle of Wight Council has been fined £12,000 after an elderly resident staying in respite care was seriously scalded at a care home in Freshwater.

Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, pleaded guilty to Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974…

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