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Wyton Abbey care home accused of 'appalling neglect' after death of pensioner

User AvatarPosted by Kathryn Platten at 23/05/2016 12:09:55

By Hull Daily Mail Posted 19 May 2016


A CARE home operator that looks after hundreds of elderly people across the country has admitted liability for the death of one of its Hull residents.

Dementia sufferer Anthony Dearnley rapidly went downhill after he went for a two-week stay at Wyton Abbey Residential Home, in Wyton, near Hull.

The 72-year old suffered a series of falls, leaving him with several bruises, at the home, which is owned by Prime Life Ltd.

Despite his decline, staff were accused of failing to take appropriate action, leading a coroner to conclude that he could have been saved if medical attention being sought earlier.

A serious case review was carried out after he died at the request of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board, due to serious concerns about Mr Dearnley's condition at the time of his death.

There were also concerns raised about the death of a 65 year old resident and a number of general failures at the home over a 15-month period.

The review, published in October 2013, made 23 recommendations and two years later the home closed.

Now, a legal case around the care of Mr Dearnley has seen the care home owners admit being responsible for his death in 2012.

To read this article in full please visit the Hull Daily Mail website at http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Wyton-Abbey-care-home-accused-appalling-neglect/story-29291240-detail/story.html

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ERSAB Newsletter May 2016

Posted by Kathryn Platten at 04/05/2016 13:55:10

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