Assignment 204 Health and Social Care

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Assignment – 204
Task B
Pensioner died of 'inexcusable failures' by staff!!
Alan Simper, 84 years old a former electronics engineer who designed the original lighting for Wembley arena and for Wimbledon throughput his career suffered from Parkinson’s disease and Dementia, Alan was also blind, deaf and dependable on a catheter.
Alan was a husband to his second wife Mari Simper for nearly 20 years, he was also a father to 4 and a grandfather to 8.

On 23rd January 2009 Alan was admitted to the Swiss Cottage Nursing Home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire which is owned by Britain’s largest care home provider Southern Cross Group, they own 730 care homes and 37000 beds across the UK because his wife Mari, 64, could no longer take care of his needs, just a day later Alan’s horrified family found him naked on all fours wearing a nappy, covered in bruises and smeared with congealed blood.
Alan was admitted with just 3 bed sores, they quickly multiplied to 18 which were covered with dirty and inadequate dressings, Alan’s condition deteriorated so rapidly that he died just 6 days after being readmitted to hospital on February 24th as a result of infected multiple pressure sores
A GP and tissue viability nurse who then examined Mr Simper on February 18 found that he was covered in the 18 pressure sores and dirty dressings, one of his sores could not be measured as he was in so much pain.
On readmission to Luton and Dunstable hospital the next day, nurses discovered that Alan was grossly unkempt and covered in old faeces, one nurse commented that this was the “worst case of neglect she had ever seen”.

Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner David Morris ruled that Alan Simper “died for want of care by those charged with it”.
Mr Morris also said “a clash between the Home Manager and staff had led to multiple inexcusable failures in the care of Mr Simper, There was a

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