A Bupa care home company has been fined £100,000 after an elderly resident died after falling from a hoist while being moved.
Irene Evans, 91, suffered head injuries in the incident at Parklands Court Nursing Home, Park Road, Bloxwich, on 31 January 2007. She died in hospital ten days later.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard two carers at the Bupa Care Homes (CFH Care) Ltd operated facility, had placed Mrs Evans into a sling to move her from the bed to a chair.
A sling, a piece of fabric designed to take the weight of a person, is placed under the individual and is attached by means of a series of hooks, loops or clips to a patient hoist which is then operated to lift and transfer the individual.
Read full article at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-wm-45611.htm#?eban=rss-press-release