Elsie was 83-years-old when she became at resident at a nursing home in Sheffield. She moved to the nursing home for a period of respite following a fall in her home.
She developed a significant sacral pressure sore while she was a resident at the home. She was transferred to hospital and upon admission was found to be extremely unwell and dehydrated. Elsie received treatment at the hospital for her pressure sore and following this was discharged to a different nursing home. She continued to receive treatment for the pressure sore until her death three years later.
Sadly, she was never able to return to her own home.
A claim was investigated to determine whether the nursing home had failed to put in place an adequate nursing care plan and taken appropriate action to prevent Elsie from sustaining pressure sores. It was also investigated whether the home had failed to quickly identify and treat the pressure sores at an earlier stage.
Sarah Rowland, of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, represented Elsie's family and successfully pursued a clinical negligence claim against the nursing home.
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