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Police investigate care home death in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Kenton Hall

The death of an 82-year-old care home resident at a care home in Newcastle Upon Tyne is being investigated by police.

Police said the woman’s death occurred at Kenton Hall Nursing Home on 11 March.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm we are investigating the death of an 82-year-old woman at a care home in Kenton on March 11.”

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The home’s owner, Solehawk said a staff member had been suspended following the incident.

A spokesperson for the company said: “In the days following the sad death of a resident in March 2021 the team at the care home discovered, though our normal checks, that our own internal procedures had not been followed on one occasion. The appropriate authorities were quickly informed, and we suspended a member of staff.  We are confident that this is an isolated incident.

“The management and staff are always saddened by the passing of a resident and have sent our condolences to the family. The matter is currently being investigated by the police, and we have ensured that have all the relevant information to complete their enquiry.”

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