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Care home operator fined £25,000 after resident falls down flight of stairs

Care home operator fined £25,000 after resident falls down flight of stairs

The former operator of the Bentley Care Home in Liverpool has been fined £25,000 after a resident suffered serious injuries from a fall down a flight of stairs.
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Grenfell tragedy means care home providers need to be prepared for the worst

Rescue training manikin maker Ruth Lee says the Grenfell tragedy highlighted the need for care home providers to have an effective evacuation plan.

SUPPLIER FOCUS: Fireco’s free guide to care home fire safety

Care homes are at high risk of fire and their fire safety procedures need to be more complex than in other residences. In 2016 there were 120 accidental care home fires in London alone.

Care home fined £14,000 after employee falls down broken lift shaft

A care home operator has been fined £14,000 after an employee suffered “significant injuries” after falling around one-and-a-half metres down a lift shaft.

CQC issues ‘learning from safety incidents’ advice

New resources have been launched by the CQC to help health and care providers learn from safety incidents.

Residents evacuated following retirement block blaze

More than 30 people were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out at a retirement block in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

40-stone dummies help prepare carers for rescuing obese people

Ruth Lee is training care home staff to be able to rescue obese people in the event of an emergency.

Bupa fined £3m over Legionnaires’ death at Essex care home

Bupa has been fined £3m after an elderly resident died from Legionnaires’ disease at Hutton Village Nursing Home in Brentwood, Essex.

Dechoker saves second care home resident’s life in five weeks

An airway clearance device has helped save a second care home resident’s life in five weeks.

Student develops fall detecting smartwatch

A university student has designed a smartwatch which detects falls for elderly people.
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