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Pensioner’s death recorded as ‘accidental’ following care home fall

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A coroner has recorded the cause for the death of a pensioner as “accidental” following an inquest.

Alan Moore, 96, died on February 25 at Andrews Court Care Home in Blackburn after contracting a chest infection following a fall, the Lancashire Telegraph reported.

Coroner James Newman said: “Alan Moore died as a result of a chest infection contracted after he underwent an operation.

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“I record an accidental death conclusion due to him sustaining a hip fracture after a fall.”

The court heard that Mr Moore had been living at Springfield Care Home when he fell while trying to be move unsupported and fractured his hip on February 4, the day before he was due to be discharged,

Mr Newman added: “He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he had an operation and was fit for discharge.

“Mr Moore was then transferred to Andrews Court Care Home on Livesey Branch Road, but was only there for a day before he was diagnosed with a chest infection, which was partly due to the operation.”

Mr Moore said care staff had helped Mr Moore get dressed and were taking him to the communal area when his breathing became difficult on the day of his death.

The court heard that the pensioner died shortly afterwards after being taken to his bedroom.

Andrews Court Care Home declined to comment when contacted by CHP.

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