Thursday, 30 June 2011

Norfolk County Council Social Services failure

A Parkinson's sufferer was left to die in his wheelchair as his frail wife lay helpless on the floor next to him after they were neglected by social services.

Staff were supposed to call in on Kenneth Mills, 82, four times a day because he was unable to look after himself and could not rely on his wife.

But he had been left unattended for three days when he was found by his horrified son Jeremy at their home in Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich.

Coroner William Armstrong is now writing to Norfolk County Council to raise his 'deep concern' about why the devastated family were so tragically failed.

Last night Harold Bodmer, director of community services at Norfolk County Council, apologised that their home care was not reinstated. 'In light of this case we have reviewed our processes and have made changes to the way we work to try to prevent this happening again.'

My comment: The usual apology and 'it won't happen again' mantra from social service.

Read the full story from the source Mail on Line

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