Manager cleared of neglect charges
The manager of a Lincolnshire care home has been cleared of charges of neglecting residents following a month long trial. Elaine Noble, 57, had been before Lincoln Crown Court charged with neglecting three elderly residents at the 40-bed St Michael’s care home in Waddington near Lincoln.
The prosecution had alleged that some residents had been left in their own urine overnight while others had developed bed sores.
The jury cleared Ms Noble on two charges and were unable to reach a verdict on the third charge. The prosecution then announced they would not be seeking a retrial.
During the course of the trial it became clear that police and social services had been told about the alleged poor conditions at the home by disgruntled staff members.
In Ms Noble’s successful defence it was said that she had asked the owner of the home to pay for an extra senior car