Recent Reports Into Safeguarding Issues in Care Homes

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Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse.
This is a recent report of evidence of neglect at Partridge Care Centre, which is a residential nursing home specialising in looking after people with a range of neurological conditions. The centre has rooms for one hundred and seventeen residents, but is less than half full. In August 2011 Partridge care centre was at the centre of a police inquiry after three people were taken to hospital with “diabetes related problems”. Two women in their 80’s died, although Essex police dropped the investigation saying there was no evidence of any criminal offences, the home’s owner Rushcliffe care Limited acknowledged there had been problems in the past, but claimed it had taken steps to make sure resident’s health and well-being were paramount. A former worker at the home said he had witnessed abuse and neglect of residents during his time there, there was an incident where a certain member of staff was sitting on a resident, was quite challenging, the former worker should have reported this immediately at the time it took place. There was another incident that involved an elderly lady Mrs Jarvis who moved to the home in February 2011, who required specialist care and suffered from dementia with instructions stating that she should not be left alone because she was likely to fall, which according to a letter sent from the centre’s manager to the lady’s family read that Mrs Jarvis was left unattended during a shift change, she got up and fell and broke her hip and it was two hours before the staff called the emergency services. This could have been easily prevented if the staff had communicated together to make sure that Mrs Jarvis was not left...
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