Lincolnshire care home admits breach of health and safety regulations

Lincolnshire care home

A Lincolnshire care home admitted to failures in ensuring the safety of its residents at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday.

Spalding-based Apex Care appeared in court following a five-year investigation regarding the death of three residents, Betty Williamson, Derek Fitch and Allan Redshaw.

The care provider entered a guilty plea to the charge of failing to carry out the provision of residential care in a way that residents were not exposed to risk to their health and safety.

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The charges, which were bought forward by South Holland District Council, concern incidents which took place in November 2012.

A spokesperson from the council said: “South Holland District Council takes its responsibility to regulate the provision of care home services very seriously and will always take action where appropriate.”

Local press reported that while the care provider admitted to safety shortcomings, it does not accept that its failings led to the death of the three residents under investigation.

Judge Simon Hirst adjourned the hearing for sentence on Friday, January 12, 2018

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