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Care home boss charged.

CARE home residents were left to develop bed sores and also to use their incontinence pads instead of commodes, it was alleged yesterday.

Care home official Brenda Smyth, of Highbury Avenue, Prestatyn, pleads not guilty to 10 offences involving staff's care of clients at Highcroft Care Home in Prestatyn.

The case was adjourned at Llandudno magistrates court yesterday to Prestatyn magistrates on August 1 towards a future trial. Smyth is charged with the offences between March 14 2009 and September 4 2009.

Among allegations against her, Smyth is alleged to have allowed two unnamed women to develop pressure sores and to have failed to make arrangements for a woman in visible discomfort to have treatment to her foot.

She further did not respect the dignity of two women who were told to use their incontinence pads when they had asked to use commodes, it is claimed.

Smyth is also said to have failed to have enough staff to prevent a women asking for help to dress being turned down.


Allegations: Highcroft home
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2011
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