First conviction of a care home and its responsible officers under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 as a result of serious failings in health and safety

The Crown Prosecution Service reports that a care home in Nottingham was fined £300,000 for corporate manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court recently. The conviction arose following the death of an 86 year old lady who suffered pneumonia, as a result of serious failings in the provision of personal care, nutrition and support provided by the home. According to reports, the post mortem confirmed that neglect had directly contributed to her death. Continue reading