Two in hospital after West Yorks fire


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

A fire at the Hillbro nursing home in Baildon in West Yorkshire, in which a care worker had to drag a pensioner to safety, is believed to have been caused by a resident smoking in bed. Both the care worker and the unnamed pensioner were taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation. Though fire crews are still officially looking for the cause of the fire, the care home¹s owner, Patrick Berry, who had to face a similar fire in another home last year, believes it probably was caused by smoking. “We believe the resident in question may have been smoking in his room,” Mr Berry said. “We insist on a strict no-smoking policy throughout the building including bedrooms, but occasionally the odd client has had cigarettes in their room. “We also insist that clients do not keep lighters.” Mr Berry praised staff who helped rescue the resident. “Our staff have recently been on fire training updates,” he said. “We had two carers and a trained member of staff on duty at the time and I have nothing but p





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...

Fond memories of long distance discomfort

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

The Ford Anglia, the earliest models of which were built in 1939, was a great car for a small family;...