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Inquest begins into ‘unexplained’ care home death

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An inquest has begun into the ‘unexplained’ death of a care home resident in Lincolnshire.

Heather Knibbs, 75, was found dead in the garden at The Old Rectory Care Home in Stickney on February 13 last year, the Lincolnshire Echo reports.

A post-mortem examination found Ms Knibbs died as a result of a fall.

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The Old Rectory Care Home, which houses up to 44 residents including those living with dementia, is run by Prime Life.

Prime Life provides supported living, palliative, respite and residential and nursing care across the Midlands and northern England.

The Old Rectory offers intermediate care to those returning home from hospital.

The two-day inquest is being held this week.

The home was rated overall ‘good’ during its last inspection by the CQC in October 2015 with a ‘requires improvement’ for being safe.

To read the report, click here.

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