Woman dies from injuries following care home fall

A woman has died after injuring herself at The Gables care home in Netley Abbey near Southampton.

A coroner heard that Daphne Godfrey, suffered head injuries after falling in the lounge of the home on November 26 while getting up from a chair, the Southern Daily Echo reported.

Carers at the home called an ambulance and provided treatment to a large wound on Ms Godfrey’s head before emergency services arrived.

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Following admittance to Southampton General Hospital, a scan revealed Ms Godfrey had an inoperable bleed on the brain.

She was transferred to Cedar Lodge cared home in Camberley to receive palliative care on December 22. She died peacefully at the home on January 2 following celebrations of her 91st birthday.

Senior coroner Grahame Short found that Ms Godfrey’s death had been the result of an accident.

The Gables provides 24-hour dementia and residential care for the elderly.

The service, which is run by Sonrisa Care Limited, was rated ‘requires improvement’ following its last inspection by the CQC in November 2017.

The CQC rated The Gables ‘good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive categories, and ‘requires improvement’ in well-led.

 

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