A recent court case involving Nursing Home neglect shows the importance of proper supervision and management in Nursing homes and the results when this is not properly enforced.
The Nursing Home where nursing home neglect is alleged were from the Parkside House Nursing home in Northampton. The nurses were all facing charges of neglect of residents whilst in their care in the hom
Five residents at the home, aged between 83 and 100, died in the space of just over two weeks between July 22 and August 6
The nurses faced allegations relating to 10 residents who were in their care between April and August 2009.
They were accused of failing to carry out basic care duties. This included not checking bed sores, not moving patients when needed and also failing to provide proper meals. The were also failing to provide proper meals and poor record keeping.
Five residents at the home, aged between 83 and 100, died in the space of just over two weeks between July 22 and August 6.
Review into the deaths indicated that the deaths were ‘consistent with the effects of severe neglect’.
Previous previous investigations by regulators had suggested that record keeping was ppor but no concerns had been raised about nursing care or neglect or maltreatment.
The nursing home neglect came to light when doctors referred the home for a safeguarding inspection after worries about pressure sores being untreated and festering – so much so that they required hospital treatment.
The staff at the nursing home were properly trained but were poorly supervised.
Specialist Personal Injury Claims Comment:
This worrying case shows the effect on residents when poor supervision leads to nursing home neglect and injury.
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