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Care home briefing 165 – CQC prosecution: Failure to provide safe care and treatment

The CQC has recently completed the latest prosecution of a provider for failing to provide safe care and treatment.

A care home resident who suffered from dementia fell and sustained serious burn injuries as a result of prolonged contact with an uncovered radiator in her en-suite bathroom. She suffered 7% burns.

The registered provider pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay £24,600 in fines and costs. CQC contended that the incident was entirely avoidable as the resident was known to be at a high risk of falling, a pressure sensor mat had not be utilised and the radiator had not been covered.

For more information or guidance please contact:

Andrew Parsons
Partner and Head of Healthcare – Providers
T. 020 7227 7282


This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.

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