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PremierLeague-News.Com - Neglect contributed to death of Rachel Johnston, a resident at Pirton Grange Care Home, near Pershore
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The owners of a Worcestershire care home have said there are "lessons to be learnt" following the death of a disabled resident due to neglect. Pirton Grange Care Home resident Rachel Johnston died after having her teeth extracted at Kidderminster Hospital in October 2018 due to severe decay. Despite appearing happy after leaving the hospital, the 49-year-old fell asleep on the journey back to the home near Pershore in Worcestershire, and never regained consciousness. Miss Johnston, who had learning difficulties after suffering brain damage due to contracting meningitis as a baby, later died because her brain had been starved of oxygen over a prolonged period. In February, senior coroner David Reid found two nurses at the care home failed to provide basic medical care after she returned from her surgery, contributing to her death. She had been asleep for 42 hours before staff raised the alarm and paramedics rushed her to hospital, where she died two weeks later. Read More Related Articles Woman who died after having all her teeth removed was 'grossly failed' by care home nurses - coroner Read More Related Articles The Worcestershire postcodes with the highest Covid infection rates The coroner later issued a report, warning there was a risk of future deaths if policies at the care home were not improved. Holmleigh Care Homes Limited, which owns Pirton Grange, said new procedures were now in place to avoid something similar from happening again. Rachel Johnston, 49, with her mum A spokesman said: "We recognise that there are lessons to be learnt by staff and management following Rachel’s tragic death, and changes have been made within the organisation to implement new policies and procedures. "In addition, staff training has been and will continue to be undertaken in all the key areas highlighted by this Inquest. "The safety and welfare of our residents remains our utmost priority. "Following this sad case, Pirton Grange Care Home has been inspected by the independent regulatory bodies that monitor the quality of the service that we provide.
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. "We will continue to work with the Coroner, the CCG and CQC, and will go further to improve our quality standards and the high standard of care we provide to our residents, to ensure this does not happen again."
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Speaking after the inquest, Miss Johnston's mother Diana previously said: "What happens time and again to the families of people with learning difficulties is that we get side-lined by medical professionals - even when we clearly know the person involved the best and love them the most. "Rachel was specifically moved to Pirton Grange [in 2013] because, as a nursing home, it would be able to give her medical care if she needed it. "When she needed it, they failed her and she died."
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