Investigation after woman, 95, dies at nursing home

Beaconsfield Nursing Home, The Close, Jurby Road, Ramsey

Beaconsfield Nursing Home, The Close, Jurby Road, Ramsey

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An investigation is being carried out at a nursing home in Ramsey after a woman died.

Police sent a statement to all the island’s media after a reporter from the Manx Independent made inquiries about the matter.

It reads: ‘On Friday, December 18, the police were informed of concerns regarding the treatment and care of a 95-year-old female resident of Beaconsfield Nursing Home who had passed away.

‘Working in partnership with the Department of Social Care Safeguarding Adults Team and management from Beaconsfield Nursing Home a joint investigation is being undertaken led by the Police examining the events leading up to the ladies (sic) death.

‘The management at Beaconsfield Nursing Home in consultation with the Department of Social Care registrations and inspections and safeguarding adults teams have taken the decision to suspend a number of staff as a precautionary measure while the investigation is ongoing.

‘The Coroner of Inquests has been notified and is aware of the ongoing investigation and a post mortem has been undertaken.

‘Enquiries are ongoing and at this time Detective Inspector Mark Newey, leading the investigation, has underlined that they are treating the death as unexplained. Due to the ongoing investigation the police are not able to make any further comment at this time.’

More in tomorrow’s Manx Independent.

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