House of Lords member, Baroness Greengross OBE, has backed an inquest into the deaths of six residents at Brithdir Nursing Home in New Tredegar, South Wales.
The inquest, which is being conducted by HMC Geraint Williams and is expected to run until the end of this month, concerns deaths that took place between 2003 and 2005, including Edith Evans (85), Evelyn Jones (87) and Stanley Bradford (89). Baron Greengross said: “I very much hope that the inquest will provide at least some closure to the families of Stanley, Evelyn and Edith. I look forward to reading the findings of HMC Geraint Williams and hope that they will help us all to be more aware of the terrible sequence of events that led to the avoidable deaths of these vulnerable people.
“Given the fact that COVID-19 has so recently highlighted the importance of elderly care, I know that this is a particularly relevant topic to everyone. I sincerely hope that society and all state agencies can learn from these painful episodes and ensure that the abuse of the elderly will not occur in any care home moving forward.”
The inquest is investigating the care given to the deceased at the nursing home, the responsibility of owners, managers and staff, the role of the state agencies in the supervision of Brithdir nursing home and the medical cause of deaths, including the part played (if any) by care given.