This is a very sad story, and my heart goes out to this ladie’s family.
However I can’t help feeling it further shows up the defficiencies in care and nursing home regulation.
The story has been reported by the Health and Safety Executive, after a now dissolved company was found to be negligent.
The worrying element is that highlighted by the magistrate. The directors of the company have walked away from this with a £5,000 fine. Which may or may not be paid by the company, as its now dissolved.
So what is to stop these clearly unsuitable people starting up a new home, if they haven’t already done so?
My Care Service Report and Select-a-Home service will always look into the Directors of care companies and their past. www.scotting.org