Category - Care Homes


Pensioner Death at Care Home

Care homes have a number of vulnerable people within them, and therefore extra care has to be taken to ensure the safety of all residents. At CSC we have a number of care home based clients so we understand the importance of a good health and safety policy being implemented to ensure the best care …


Legionella Death: Care home fined £3M

Cases of Legionella outbreaks and resultant deaths have made the headlines far too often in recent times. With the implementation of the sentencing guidance now firmly embedded in health and safety culture, record fines are being issued for contraventions in Legionella management. This has proved to be the case with a private healthcare group’s residential …


Failure to follow risk assessments and implement safety standards results in major fines

Far too often the failure to implement and follow basic health and safety requirements is resulting in catastrophic injuries and in some cases fatalities. With the impact of the Sentencing Guidance being felt across numerous sectors, massive fines are now becoming the norm. We look at some recently reported prosecutions: £1,4M fine: Tata Steel was …


Care home fine following smoking death

66 year old Gordon Boxall, suffered with parkinsons disease and in 2015 was residing in a care home run by Anchor Trust. Mr Boxall lost his life when his pyjamas caught fire when he was left unattended smoking a cigarette. His pyjamas easily ignited due to the paraffin-based creams that were applied to him to treat …


Care home fined £1.72M after resident suffers fatal fall

Recent cases involving neglect of vulnerable residents in care homes have made the news headlines with an increase in prosecutions noted. A fatality which occurred in 2012 has finally culminated in a court case and concluded with guilty pleas. Following the unfortunate death of a dementia patient and resident at a care home in 2012, …


Legionella Death: Hospice in Sydenham fined

St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, pleaded guilty to breaching Health and Safety law after a man died and a worker suffered life changing effects after contracting legionnaire’s disease at the premises in 2012. Exposure to the legionnaire’s disease resulted in the member of staff being in a coma for 18 days before making a recovery. The …