Care home fined £30,000  plus costs of £7500 over woman’s death after wheelchair fall . 

The court found New Lodge Nursing Care & its manager, had failed to provide safe care & treatment to the resident who died in hospital after fracturing her thigh bone following the fall.
The Manager was also ordered to pay a fine of £800.

The court heard that in September 2018, the resident  was found on the floor of the lounge of the home by a member of staff after falling out of her wheelchair.

No medical assistance was requested and no notification of the accident reported to the CQC or any other regulatory body for nine days.

When the accident was notified it was reported that the resident had fallen & broken her hip after opening the lap belt in her wheelchair.
It was later established that no lap belt had been in place.

The resident was taken to hospital after her family called for an ambulance during a visit. She later sadly died after developing broncho-pneumonia, which can be a complication following a femoral fracture. Read