Nursing home provider fined £24,000 following resident’s death.

Nursing home provider fined £24,000 following resident’s death.

A Hartlepool nursing home provider has been fined £24,000 and costs of £14,000 following the death of an 83-year-old woman.

The Hospital of God at Greatham, which previously pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment, was prosecuted at Tyneside Magistrates Court.

The court heard how the 83-year-old woman, who was admitted to Gretton Court November  2015, was provided with bed rails and passive infrared sensors due to her being at risk of falling from her bed.
The provider was found to have failed to ensure that staff responsible for the safe use of bed rails had received appropriate training and a relevant safety policy was not available.

Investigations by the CQC found that the bed rails were also broken during the time of the woman’s death.

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