August 2016 Newsletter – Care Home deaths


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August 2016 NEWSLETTER
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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

Southwark Crown Court have sentenced a Sydenham based hospice after a patient died of Legionnaires’ disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting legionnaires disease.

Death of an Elderly Resident at Middlesex Care Home

An elderly resident of a Surrey Care Home has died from scalding injuries.  The care home, based in Middlesex has been fined.
Guildford Crown Court heard how the 89 year old was receiving personal care from two employees of European Healthcare Group Plc at Old Wall Cottage Nursing Home.

She received significant scalding injuries, and subsequently died of her injuries in hospital.

Myth-busting by the HSE

Babies dummy cafe ban

A mum had to leave a café as the manager banned the use of dummies for young children and babies for health and safety reasons.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

Child not allowed in a soft play area with no socks

A child was not allowed to play in a soft play area with no socks on as not having socks on was against health and safety.
Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety.

“We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.
Phil Jones

From the Team

Nursing homes – Legionella Control

Philip Lonsdale, Quantum’s Technical Manager for Water Safety explains

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