Coroner: Those involved in neglect should be 'ashamed'

Orchard View care home in Copthorne, West Sussex.
Orchard View care home in Copthorne, West Sussex. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Penelope Schofield, the West Sussex coroner, said there was "institutionalised abuse" at Orchid View care home in Copthorne.

She said those involved in the neglect of pensioners at the now defunct home should be "ashamed" as it was announced a serious case review has been set up.

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Elderly deaths due to neglect

Neglect contributed to the deaths of five elderly residents at the Orchid View Care Home in West Sussex, a coroner ruled today.