Derby Care Home Nurse Dismissed In Complaint

A nurse has been dismissed from a Derby care home following the death of a resident earlier this year.

David Rosser lodged a complaint against Burton Lodge in January, claiming his seriously ill mother was made to wait three days to see a doctor.

After seeing a GP, Joyce Rosser, 83, who had a chest infection and was suffering stomach problems, was taken to hospital and died two days later.

The care home said two other nurses had been disciplined after the complaint.

‘Admissions suspended’

The home told Mr Rosser it had carried out an investigation following the complaint and all three nurses had now been reported to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

David Rosser said: “I want to know why no help was provided for my mother when she was suffering from a really bad chest infection and a very bad stomach problem.

“Nobody called for a doctor or medical assistance for her until three or four days after she had been requesting it.”

The care home is privately-run but accepts referrals from the city council.

In a statement Derby City Council, which also carried out an investigation into the complaint, said: “The council suspended admissions to Burton Lodge while investigating Mrs Rosser’s care.

“In February actions were confirmed that needed to be taken to improve care arrangements.

“A visit at the beginning of March found sufficient improvement for the council to lift the block on new admissions.”

A meeting has been arranged for Wednesday between Mr Rosser and the management at the home to answer his concerns.