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Lack of bed rail assessment lead to nursing home resident’s leg amputation

A nursing home has been fined after a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed rail. Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court heard how, a resident at Crosfield House Limited in Rhayader was admitted to hospital when her leg, which had repeatedly been trapped between her mattress and the bed rail, became discoloured and cold to […]

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 […]