Gloucester Care Home Boss On Neglect Charges

A CHIPPENHAM man is facing 17 charges of neglecting residents at a nursing home in Gloucester.

William Davies, 60, of Great Somerford was the managing director of Yorkshire based ADL Ltd, which runs the Newsham House home in Gloucester.

Davies and operations director Pearl Jackson, have asked magistrates to rule on whether there is sufficient evidence against them to justify them being sent for jury trial.

Two other people accused of neglect at the home were committed today to stand trial at crown court.

Derek Youds, 65, of Elmore Lane West in Quedgeley, Gloucester and Heather Bolton, 56, of Westland Rd, Hardwicke, Gloucester were bailed to appear at Gloucester Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on April 11.

Youds faces ten charges of neglect and Bolton faces eight charges of neglect of residents of the home.

The charges stretch from 2003 to 2005 and follow a police raid on the nursing home in which thousands of files and papers were seized for examination.

The prosecution alleges that residents were neglected so badly that they were left to sleep beside their own waste.

The allegedly disgusting’ conditions at Newsham House included filthy toilets and a lack of any stimulating activity for the patients.

The home caters for 41 adults with mental health disorders, such as dementia.