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£60k fine after care home resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. A resident at Kinning Park Care Home went missing, Glasgow Sheriff Court was told. After an extensive search of the premises, staff located the resident at the bottom of a set of stairs […]

Care home fined after worker fell down a lift shaft

A care home was sentenced after an employee suffered significant injuries after falling around 1.5 metres down a lift shaft. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee was using the platform lift to transport the residents’ breakfasts from the kitchen to the dining room on a different floor. An interlock system which meant that the […]

BUPA fined £3m after death of elderly resident from Legionnaire’s disease

A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died three months after moving into Hutton Village Nursing Home, which is operated by BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd. Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Ibbetson had moved into the […]