Care Home Fined £10,000 after ‘Staff Mishaps’

Residents at Sunnybank House care home in Weymouth, Dorset, were left without care after two staff members got locked in a kitchen and another injured herself plunging into a light well, Weymouth magistrates heard. Problems began when two members of staff became trapped in the kitchen. They phoned another member of staff, who rushed to Sunnybank but could not get in and then fell 3m into a light well. All three were freed by emergency services. The company which runs the home, Buckland Care Ltd, admitted six health and safety breaches and was fined £10,000.