Nursing home fined £12,000 for safety breach

Nursing home fined £12,000 for safety breach which led to resident’s death.

A Co Down Northern Ireland, Slieve Dhu Nursing Home  nursing home that admitted a health and safety breach, which led to an 82-year-old   resident’s death, has been fined £12,000.

On 22 June, however, the resident was at the toilet but she had been left alone when staff “heard a thump” and found that “she had hit her head very badly and had a head wound”, said the lawyer. Taken to hospital, the resident passed away four weeks after the fall after suffering a bleed to her brain. She was also suffering from  pneumonia.  More