Home closed after suspicious deaths

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

A Somerset care home where police are investigating a series of suspicious deaths has been closed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). Parkfields residential care home near Glastonbury became front page national news when it was reported that police had arrested manager Rachel Baker, 45, and her husband chef Leigh, 48, on suspicion of poisoning residents. Six deaths of elderly residents at the privately-owned home are now being investigated. The closure order was granted following a late night sitting by magistrates in Bath. A spokeswoman for the CSCI said the Commission was concerned that the welfare of the residents of the home was not being properly safeguarded.

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