Why did 19 pensioners die?

An inquest is due to start later today to establish whether neglect played a part in the deaths of 19 pensioners at a care home in West Sussex.

Care home worker 'told to shred medical records'

Video. A care home worker has told an inquest how she was ordered to shred medical records after the death of an elderly resident. Lisa Martin was employed at Orchid View in Copthorne in West Sussex.

But she says she alerted police because she was so concerned about the way residents were being neglected. The inquest is investigating 19 deaths at the home in two years. Malcolm Shaw reports.


'Staff didn't seem bothered about my Mum's injuries'

A daughter broke down and wept today as she described the way her mother was treated in a care home in Sussex. An inquest is being held into the deaths of nineteen residents at Orchid View in Copthorne.

One of them, seventy seven year old Margaret Tucker, suffered an unexplained broken ankle and bruising. Malcolm Shaw sent this latest report from County Hall North in Horsham.

Inquest into deaths of 19 pensioners

Video. An inquest has opened into the deaths of 19 elderly people at a care home in Sussex. Allegations that some residents at Orchid View in Copthorne near Crawley hadn't received the right mount of medication led to an investigation.

The home closed and has now reopened with new owners. Malcolm Shaw reports.