Care home fined £46k+ after woman dies in fire 2019.

The court heard Elder Healthcare was not to blame for the woman’s death in a sheltered flat connected to the care home in Douglas in November 2019. However, “shortcomings” were found in fire safety training and  procedures. Since its fire safety training has been updated.

An electrical fault caused a blaze at the woman’s home which connected to Elder Grange care home.

Smoke & heat detectors were linked to the nurse call centre at the home which is required to give emergency assistance to the residence in sheltered. Detector was switched off.
The hearing was told that a smoke detector had triggered the call system, but staff could not work out which flat the alarm related to due to problems with the documentation & contact lists. The lady died in hospital.
Elder Healthcare was fined £46,000 & to pay a further £4,000 in prosecution costs and  that the firm needed to be aware
“this must never happen again”.  Details

 

Care home fined £30,000  plus costs of £7500 over woman’s death after wheelchair fall . 

The court found New Lodge Nursing Care & its manager, had failed to provide safe care & treatment to the resident who died in hospital after fracturing her thigh bone following the fall.
The Manager was also ordered to pay a fine of £800.

The court heard that in September 2018, the resident  was found on the floor of the lounge of the home by a member of staff after falling out of her wheelchair.

No medical assistance was requested and no notification of the accident reported to the CQC or any other regulatory body for nine days.

When the accident was notified it was reported that the resident had fallen & broken her hip after opening the lap belt in her wheelchair.
It was later established that no lap belt had been in place.

The resident was taken to hospital after her family called for an ambulance during a visit. She later sadly died after developing broncho-pneumonia, which can be a complication following a femoral fracture. Read

Isle of Man Care Home fined £46k after woman dies in fire

Care home fined £46k after woman dies in fire

Care home, Elder Healthcare, which runs on the Isle of Man, has been fined £46,000 for health and safety breaches after a 95-year-old died in a fire in 2019.

The court heard Elder Healthcare was not to blame for the death of Olive Renecle, who died in a sheltered flat connected to the care home in Douglas on 17th November 2019. However, Deemster, Graeme Cook, said “shortcomings” were found in fire safety training and procedures.

Elder Healthcare has since said its fire safety training has been updated.

An electrical fault caused a blaze at Ms. Renecle’s home on Fuchsia Lane, which connected to Elder Grange care home.

Smoke and heat detectors were linked to the nurse call centre at the home which is required to give emergency assistance to the residence in sheltered accommodation on Fuchsia Lane and Fuchsia Court.

The hearing was told that a smoke detector had triggered the call system, but staff could not work out which flat the alarm related to due to problems with the documentation and contact lists.

Checks were made in the home, but not in the sheltered flats 100m (0.6miles) away – which included flat 32 – owned by Olive Renecle. The alarm was temporarily switched off and no one contacted the fire service.

A neighbour called 999 after noticing smoke coming from the flat, and firefighters did attend the scene. Olive was taken to hospital but later died.

Elder Healthcare was fined £46,000 and ordered to pay a further £4,000 in prosecution costs with Deemster Cook saying that the firm needed to be aware “this must never happen again”.

The company claims it has since updated its contact lists and training, and fire risk assessments have now been put in place.

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HC-One fined £640,000 after resident chokes to death on doughnut.

HC-One fined £640,000 after resident chokes to death on doughnut.

The  65-year-old resident at Orchard Care Home in
Clackmannanshire, Scotland choked on a doughnut & died.

The woman, who had been assessed as at risk of choking, was on a specialist diet and should have not been given the     doughnut, Falkirk Sheriff Court found.

The woman choked and died despite efforts by care home staff and paramedics to remove the food.

The Crown Office said she had repeatedly been   offered sandwiches from the snack trolley putting her health at risk.

HC-One pleaded guilty to failings under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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Nursing Home failing to Provide Safe Care & Treatment

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home Ltd failing to provide safe care and treatment.
The care provider has been ordered to pay a total of £81,308.42 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, after it failed to protect residents from avoidable harm.

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home Ltd which operated Oldbury Grange Nursing Home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire was fined £66,000 in court 10 January.
It was also ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge and £15,138.42 costs to the CQC which brought this   prosecution.
Oldbury Grange closed in November 2021.

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BUPA ordered to pay record £1.04m for fire safety failings after death of care home resident.

BUPA ordered to pay record £1.04m for fire safety failings after death of care home resident.

A care home business run by private health and care provider BUPA has been ordered to pay a record £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes.
BUPA Care Services (ANS) Ltd was fined £937,500 for fire safety failings and ordered to pay £104,000 prosecution costs at Southwark Crown Court.
It is the highest ever fine for fire safety breaches in the UK.
London Fire Brigade brought the prosecution against BUPA under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order after it was called to the blaze at the Manley Court care home on John Williams Close in Brockley in March 2016.

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Co. & Care Home owner admit criminal liability after care home resident dies.

Company and care home owner admit criminal liability after care home resident dies following lift fall.

A lift maintenance company has been sentenced and a care home owner cautioned after a resident and care worker plunged four metres to the basement in a faulty lift at a residential care home.

Damage to the lift had been reported only a week before the incident, which resulted in the death of 85-year-old Kenneth Bardsley. The care worker sustained minor injuries to her mouth, face and left eye……………….

…..The company was fined £14,400 and ordered to pay £45,000 in costs.

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