Care home fined £200,000 resident found on floor injured

Care home fined £200,000 after 89-year-old lay on floor with fractured hip for up to two hours.

A care provider in Cheshire has been fined £200,000, after Chester Magistrates Court found it had failed to provide safe care for a 89-year-old resident who was left lying on the floor for up to two hours with a broken hip.

Vivo Care Choices Ltd which runs Curzon House in Saltey, near Chester, had previously pleaded guilty to the criminal  offence of failing to provide safe care & treatment.
The court also ordered Vivo Care Choices Limited to pay a £170 victim surcharge & costs £19,305.94 as a result of the prosecution brought by the CQC. More