Social care chiefs decline to comment about nursing home investigation

The nursing home

The nursing home

  • Staff suspended

  • Investigation into death of 95-year-old

  • Police inquiries are taking place

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Social care bosses are declining to comment about an investigation into a nursing home in Ramsey.

Five staff have been suspended at a private nursing home after police launched an investigation into the unexplained death of an elderly resident.

The nursing home

The nursing home

Police were brought in on December 18 after concerns were raised about the treatment and care of a 95-year-old woman who had recently passed away at the Beaconsfield Nursing Home on Jurby Road.

A joint investigation into the events leading up to her death has been launched. This is being led by the police and involves the Department of Social Care’s safeguarding adults team and Beaconsfield management.

The nursing home’s management, in consultation with the DSC’s registrations and inspections and safeguarding adults teams, has suspended a number of staff as a precautionary measure while the investigation is ongoing.

Police confirmed that five members of staff have been suspended.

Our report on Wednesday afternoon

A post mortem examination has been carried out. The Coroner of Inquests has been informed.

Detective Inspector Mark Newey, who is leading the investigation, said inquiries were continuing. He confirmed that police are treating the death as unexplained. ‘Due to the ongoing investigation the police are not able to make any further comment at this time,’ he added.

Health and Social Care Minister Howard Quayle said: ‘While there are police investigations we are unable to comment.’

Beaconsfield, a purpose-built, specialist nursing home opened its doors in early 2011 and is operated by Adorn Domiciliary Care.

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