CQC Inspection Report
Autumn Grange Residential Home.
In March 2013, the CQC published their inspection report of the Autumn Grange Residential Home. This report is of particular significance as it led to a case which was first of its kind in England, where Yousaf Khan, the home director during the inspection, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for manslaughter by gross negligence and breaching health and safety regulations, while his firm Sherwood Rise Ltd was fined £300,000 for corporate manslaughter.
The report was made after a 19 year old whistle blower notified the CQC and police. During the inspection, a resident with dementia named Ivy Atkin was found malnourished and dehydrated, with an untreated bedsore while lying in a bed soaked with urine. She afterwards died in hospital from lower lobe pneumonia and debility and a lower body mass index, weighing only 3st 5lbs at the time.
It was found that Ivy died as a direct result of the severe neglect she experienced during her 48-day stay.
Commenting on the case, the Minister for Care Services, Alistair Burt, said it is “absolutely right, that the law should hold care home managers or owners to account if they play a role in allowing abuse and neglect. We changed the law last year so that senior figures can be held criminally responsible for the abuse and neglect of vulnerable people”.
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