Homecarer suspended over burns case

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

A homecarer has been suspended and an investigation is underway after a paralysed man received burns over 70 per cent of his body when he was lowered into a bath of scalding water. Lifespan Healthcare Cambridge NHS Trust has now issued all carers with thermometers to test water temperatures. Paralysed Jim Clayton, 48, from Brinkley near Newmarket has little feeling over the lower half of his body so was not aware of the heat of the bath until the water reached his neck. Rushed to hospital from his home he was later reported seriously illwith burns to 70 per cent of his body.

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