Dumbarton care home carers ignored broken bone pain complaintsIvy Madziva
Dumbarton care home carers ignored broken bone pain complaints.
Care home patient whose carers ignored leg pain complaints had broken femur bone.
A PATIENT whose carers ignored their complaint’s of leg pain was later found out have a broken femur.
Margaret Casey and Sheelagh Frame didn’t seek medical help for the individual, known only as AA.
The patient at Crosslet House Care Home in Dumbarton told the pair their leg was sore and suddenly needed wheelchair assistance to get to bed, despite always being mobile.
The duo were both found to have contributed to a delay in AA receiving medical treatment for the injury on January 7, last year.
The Scottish Social Services Council placed the pair on a six month warning.
It said: “Service users have the right to expect that the care they receive from social service workers, in whom they place their trust and confidence, will protect them from harm.
“By failing to seek medical advice after resident AA displayed a change to their mobility and was advising of a pain in their leg, breached the trust and confidence placed in you as a social service worker and placed resident AA at a prolonged risk of harm.”
West Dunbartonshire Council, who run the home, have been contacted for comment.
A spokeswoman said: “West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) expects the highest standards from all staff to ensure the safety and protection of the people who use our services.
“We fully support the SSSC investigation and reported outcome.”
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