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Ashfield District Council Prosecutes Local Care Home

Friday 28 July


This week Ashmere Care Homes (a Partnership) admitted its guilt of failing to ensure the health and safety of residents at Sutton Court care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The case arose as a result of a lengthy investigation following a choking incident which occurred on 13 July 2013 at the Sutton care home.  Carmen Barker, an 80-year-old resident with dementia who had no teeth or dentures, died after being provided with a meal which was not suitable for her needs. The partnership has accepted that its failings were a significant cause of the fatality.

The sentencing hearing will take place on 2 and 3 November 2017 at Nottingham Crown Court.