Nottingham care home admits safety breaches following death of 90-year-old

The management team at a care home in Nottingham has admitted guilt in failing to ensure its residents and staff were kept safe.

Alliance Care Ltd admitted safety breaches and failed to ensure residents and employees were safe at Kestral Lodge care home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, the Nottingham Crown Court heard on September 7.

An investigation was launched following a confirmed legionella, a severe form of pneumonia – usually caused by infection – case in November 2012. John Bonser, a 90-year-old resident at the care home died from legionella pneumonia, which was contracted in the home in November 2012.

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, leader of Ashfield District Council, said: “The council is committed to ensuring that residents of care homes within the district are living in a safe and secure environment. The council has worked hard to bring this prosecution to court and will continue to prosecute those that fail to meet legal standards.”

Alliance care are due to be sentenced 5 November at Nottingham Crown Court.

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