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Care home fined after resident swallowed chlorine tablets

A care home operator has been fined £270,000 after a resident put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death. Read More

Cheshunt care home fire: £175k fine for serious breaches

A fire at a care home which left two people dead – with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building – was found to be caused by an electrical fault that spread to the roof. The company running the home has been fined £175,000 for five fire safety breaches. Read More

Pensioner’s death ‘could have been avoided’

A company which ran a South London care home has been fined more than £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a pensioner died in their care. Read More

Councils call for tougher fire safety rules

The LGA has called for called for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new care homes and residential schools. Read More

Care home fine: 60k fine after resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. Read More

More than half of London care homes fail fire safety checks

The report by the London Fire Brigade found that 57% of the 177 care homes in a series of one-off inspections received a formal notification to address fire safety issues. Read More

Vulnerable patient fatally injured

Patient died after opening a door and leaping from a minibus which was travelling at speed. Read More

Keeping safe from Legionella

Care home operators must take action to prevent outbreaks of Legionella in their establishments, the Water Hygiene Centre has warned. Read More

Bupa fined £3m after Legionnaires’ death of elderly resident

A care provider has been fined after a resident at an Essex nursing home contracted Legionnaires’ disease and died. Read More

£120k fine following death of vulnerable patient

A care home operator has been fined after the death of a vulnerable patient in one of its residences in Read More



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