Care home review to highlight 'institutionalised abuse'

A Serious Case Review (SCR) will be published today into the deaths of five elderly people who died after suffering neglect at a Southern Cross-run care home in Copthorne.

The review into the now-defunct Orchard View care home, will say the home was riddled with "institutionalised abuse".

The inquest into the deaths of five elderly people found they suffered neglect in the now defunct home.
The inquest into the deaths of five elderly people found they suffered neglect in the now defunct home. Credit: ITV Meridian.

Following a five-week inquest last October, coroner Penelope Schofield heavily criticised the quality of care at the home, and questioned why the Care Quality Commission inspection a year before it was shut gave it a "good" rating.

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'Harrowing' care home abuse report published

More than 30 recommendations have been made in a Serious Case Review (SCR) in a bid to prevent a repeat of the "institutionalised abuse" which led to the death of five elderly people at a scandal-hit care home.