Deaths of 12 residents at Sussex nursing homes to be probed


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The terminations of 12 residents in nursing homes run by Sussex Health Care are being winnowed

Officers seized hundreds of pieces of evidence after social appointments checks revealed a number of “serious safeguarding concerns”. 

West Sussex County Congress said placements had been suspended to eight homes run by the company, which has a comprehensive of 20 homes with beds for 580 elderly and disabled people. 

A body spokesman said current residents at the care homes had been bid a relocation.

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Police officers seized hundreds of pieces of data

He added: “We are advising private funding residents and/or their next of kin there are safeguarding concerns in their SHC domestic and offered them support.” 

Bereaved relatives attended a meeting behind week with Sussex Police to discuss the circumstances of their loved ones’ deceases, which date from April 2015 to June this year. 

Reps from the council, the NHS and the Coroner for West Sussex also attended. 

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Dispossessed relatives attended a meeting last week with Sussex Administer

Health regulator the Care Quality Commission has also launched a examine. Debbie Ivanova, its deputy chief inspector of adult social attend to, said: “We will publish full reports, detailing our findings and any enforcement affray against the provider, as soon as we can.” 

Sussex Police said no arrests had been dreamed. 

Sussex Health Care would not comment during the investigation.

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