Really sad to read in the news about the recent death of 81 year old Audrey Peace.
I asked Sylvia to comment on this latest news;
"The facts are not dissimilar to some of the cases we have dealt with. It demonstrates as mentioned in my article, steps could have been taken to prevent this tragedy."
THE FAMILY of an 81-year-old woman who died after her bed sores became infected has received compensation for “inadequate treatment” at a care home. Durham County Council settled for an undisclosed figure following the death from of Audrey Peace, of Perkinsville, near Chester-le-Street, County Durham, in March 2012, from “large infected pressure sores”. A legal claim was brought against the council by Mrs Peace before she died in relation to the poor care she had received. Following her death her daughter, Karen Armstrong, of Pelton, took over the legal claim in relation to poor nursing care leading to severe deterioration of pressure sores and the death of Mrs Peace.