Failure to follow procedure led to fall

Source: on 2009-09-04 11:12:00

Training and procedural failures have cost BUPA Care Homes more than £25,000, after the HSE brought a prosecution against the company over an incident involving an 80-year-old quadriplegic.Muriel Lindley, a patient at West Ridings Nursing Home in Lofthouse, Yorkshire, fractured both her legs when she fell from a bed while being dressed by an inexperienced care assistant in July 2008.Both the home's health and safety policy and Lindley's individual care ...

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