A care provider has been ordered to pay £33,661.60 at
Plymouth Magistrates’ Court, after it failed to protect residents from avoidable harm.
Teignbridge House Care Home Ltd which runs
Teignbridge House Devon, was fined £21,000 in court in July
It was also ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge & costs of £12,491.60.
The prosecution concerns unrestricted window in a first-floor bedroom at the home. The resident subsequently fell
landing on the concrete below & sustaining a number of life changing injuries.
Following this incident, the provider undertook an audit of
windows in the home. A further 17 windows were identified as lacking window restrictors, exposing other service users a number of whom suffered from dementia,
to a significant risk of avoidable harm. More here