Jury at Liverpool Crown Court convicted a BUPA care home’s manager, Karen Southern, of wilful neglect of Joyce Farrow a 90 year old frail and vulnerable lady. She was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment suspended for two years. She was also ordered to carry out 120 hours’ unpaid work and pay £5,000 towards the prosecution costs.
This seems to be a landmark case because of the bravery of care workers acting as witnesses. WhereIsTheCare say we need more of these prosecutions, and harsher ones, care homes need to be held responsible for poor care.