Birmingham GPs suspended over high death rates at care home they owned

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Andrew Smith| Two Birmingham GPs have been suspended from practising following the start of a police probe into deaths at a care home they owned. Jamalapuram Hari-Gopal and his wife Samrajya Lakshmi, former owners of the Maypole nursing home in Kings Heath, Birmingham have been suspended from work at the Philip Clarke Medical Centre in the city following a National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) report. Police will now look at death figures at the home where, over a two-year period, 23 residents are reported to have died. A spokesman for West Midlands Police has confirmed that a police inquiry is taking place into the deaths of two women who had been resident at the Maypole nursing home. Separate enquires are also being undertaken by the Strategic Health Authority and South Birmingham Primary Care Trust. The NCSC report said residents had been over-medicated and food had become contaminated. Following the report, Birmingham’s Social Services Department terminated its contract with the home and shortly a

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