No further action against carer after resident of Alice Grange Care Home in Kesgrave dies

New in-patient submissions have been suspended for three months at Southwold Hospital due to nurse s

New in-patient submissions have been suspended for three months at Southwold Hospital due to nurse shortages - Credit: IAN BURT

Police are taking no further action over a Kesgrave care home after a female resident aged in her 80s died in hospital after falling on a “number of occasions” at the home.

Officers were investigating to establish whether any criminal offences took place at Alice Grange Care Home following the death in November last year.

Police confirmed the woman fell on a “number of occasions” between November 2 and 6 at the care home before being taken to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

The woman died on November 18.

In a statement, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding an incident which happened at a care home in Kesgrave in early November 2014, has concluded that no criminal offences took place.

“Suffolk Constabulary was informed on November 10 that a woman in her 80s who had been residing at the care home had fallen on a number of occasions at the home between November 2 and 6.

“The woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries but sadly died on 18 November.

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“A full investigation was carried out by specialist officers to establish if any criminal offences had taken place, the result of which is that no further police action will be taken.

“An inquest into the death was opened and adjourned in January 2015 and the police report will now be passed to the coroner.”

The care home provides nursing care for up to 85 young adults and older people. They require support for a range of needs such as dementia and physical disabilities.

The care home is run by Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited.

A statement released by Alice Grange Care Home said: “The team offer their deepest condolences to the family of our resident.

“The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our utmost priority and we worked with the relevant authorities to assist throughout their investigation.

“We respect the privacy of our residents in all matters and can therefore make no further comment.”