An extra care tenant has died after collapsing outside an adjoining care home in North London.
The woman, in her 80s, who was a tenant in an apartment at Gospel Oak Court, died outside the adjoining Maitland Park care home after passers-by failed to revive her. Both services are run by Shaw healthcare.
A spokesperson for Shaw healthcare said: “Staff and tenants at Gospel Oak Court were shocked and saddened by the incident outside the home at the end of March and our thoughts remain with the family at this difficult time.
“We have held discussions with Camden Council since the incident and are currently looking into the possibility of providing defibrillators at both Gospel Oak Court Extra Care service and Maitland Park care home, both of which are operated by Shaw on behalf of the Council, as well as providing the necessary training and insurance required for individuals to be qualified to use one. The issue of hosting a defibrillator at a care service is one faced by the UK care industry as a whole as there is no regulatory or legal requirement.”
A Camden Council statement said: “We are very sad that a Gospel Oak Court resident died while out walking. We are in regular contact with care provider Shaw healthcare and are discussing the possibility and practicalities of installing a defibrillator.”