Housebound woman, 43, who was " Completely immobile " starved to death in her home after " Corner cutting " care worker " Went to visit her own mother instead of checking on her. "
Care worker Tracy Burrows allegedly did not check on disabled Julie Cleworth.
She then " Lied " to her boss that the immobile woman had not been home.
Boss then assumed that the victim was back in hospital due to the circumstances.
Stroke victim Miss Cleworth’s care package was stopped and she starved to death.
Full article : Housebound woman, 43, starved to death after care worker 'went to visit her own mother instead' | Daily Mail Online
Trouble is … how many more potential Miss Cleworths are there at risk ???
That doesnt seem like corner cutting to me. More like intentional neglect.
Yep … said article does contain the word MANSLAUGHTER.
56-year-old Burrows, of Sherdley Park Drive, St Helens, Merseyside is on trial denying manslaughter and an alternative charge of wilful neglect.
At least the Daily Chuckle have seen sense by not allowing comments.
( Hanging , drawing and quartering is now a few centuries out of date ? )
Hard to believe that someone completely immobile and with no friends or relatives available would have been discharged home and not to a care home…
Welcome to the TRUE " State of Caring " in 2019 ???
It has NOTHING to do with " Care " … it’s EVERYTHING to do about saving monies ( LAs ) …
and maximising profits ( Care agencies ).
This could easily happen in my area, a lack of co ordination and communication, carers visiting carees homes who are in hospital but no one has informed the care agency.
The hospital discharging carees but not informing the care agency, next day no carer calls.
In the good old days there were wardens calling every day on elderly and vulnerable people, wardens have been cut as people have mobiles now.
Surely the lady should have had an emergency pendent in case of emergency, what if there was a fire.
This isn’t just the care company, there should have been emergency plans by Social Services someone stuck in the house 24 hours a day, there should have been safeguarding in place.
The expectation these days is that the carers check in with the agency upon arrival and departure. One agency we had had an electronic tag on the careplan file, kept in the house, that the carer need to scan on their phone to prove they were in the room with mum. Others used mum’s landline phone. The agency needs to know if the carers have visited or not.
Having said that, one agency was completely unaware that the carer had missed two consecutive care visits that would have left my mum in an armchair overnight til lunchtime had I not been there. The manager then blamed me for not calling her sooner. Frankly, I was testing to see how long before anyone showed up. If I had gone out for a night on the town (fat chance!). Mum would have been out of luck.
A little bit of justice then. Thanks for posting the outcome Chris.
Until the next Miss Cleworth ?
Muckamore Abbey Hospital already stepped into the lime light with 1500 alleged offences caught on tape, all from a single ward…
Yep … posted earlier today :
**Muckamore Abbey : CCTV reveals > 1,500 > crimes at hospital.
CCTV footage has revealed > 1,500 > crimes on one ward of Muckamore Abbey Hospital, the police officer leading the investigation has said.** >
I’m in 2 minds about a sentence was just 3 years
The charge was gross negligence manslaughter, so no intention or foresight of consequences so is it too light or too strong?
She will serve probably only a third…