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£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

A private healthcare company was fined £150,000 in January 2012 after admitting its part in the death of an elderly nursing home resident who was strangled by a wheelchair lap belt.  Brigid O’Callaghan, known as Vera, was found dead on the morning of October 28,...

Case Study: Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre

Brain Injury Staff Training in Dealing with Distressed or Challenging Behaviours Brain Injury Training Project Case:  a brain-injury rehabilitation hospital, with a specific focus on short- to medium-term care and support for people with brain injuries.   The hospital...

Restraint Training: Soft Cuff as the Least Restrictive Option – Part 1

The Alternative option: Soft-Cuffs (Emergency Response Cuff – ERC)  An innovative and very significant restraint device is now available to hospitals and care services in the UK and we believe that it deserves a serious and comprehensive exploration. The...

Care Home Safe Holding: 72-year old woman died after assault by fellow resident

A 72-YEAR-OLD grandmother died 13 days after being attacked at a care home. Maureen Shone, 72, was found by staff on the floor of her bedroom in Trentham, Staffordshire after being brutally assaulted by a male patient. Staff found the attacker near Mrs Shone’s...