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Calls for inquiry following care home resident’s death

Pat Shaw

Family members have called for an inquiry after a resident died after being allowed to leave a Gateway Housing care home.

Seventy-three year old Brenda Khan, a former Met Police superintendant, fell 40ft from Holborn Viaduct after walking out of Pat Shaw House in Bethnal Green,  the East London Advertiser reported.

Ms Khan left a note in her room to her family in her room which read: “I am sorry Tracy and Loretta. I am taking you both, in spirit, with me, forever, Your Aunt—Brenda. Sat pm.”

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The former Met Police Officer had been transferred to Pat Shaw House following treatment for bipolar disorder.

Loretta’s son Jed Khan Warsop, Brenda’s great nephew, said: “The care home didn’t question her about where she was going that Saturday evening.

“I expect they allow their independence, but there’s a difference when they knew she had depression and was going through a tough time.

“She may have seemed fine, but we want them to investigate.

“I would like to pursue an investigation into the care they gave, although we don’t hold the manager personally responsible for what happened.”

Pat Shaw House was rated ‘requires improvement’ by the CQC in its last inspection in April and May 2016.

To read the report click here.

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