Inquest told man refused care

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

An inquest jury in Bristol has ruled that a 58-year-old disabled care home resident died from malnutrition and chronic neglect. Brian Surridge who lived at the Shirehampton care home with nursing in Bristol, owned by Exelcare Holdings, died two years ago weighing four stone. Following a four-week inquest the jury foreman said in a statement to the court: “The injury or disease causing Mr Surridge’s death was inadequate nutrition, fluid depletion, pressure sores, immobility, and psoriatic arthritis. “Central issues leading to Mr Surridge’s death were: the inadequacy of multi-disciplinary care and communication, together with his genuine reluctance and sporadic refusal to accept care owing to his self-belief in his own medical needs.” The inquest had previously heard that Mr Surridge, who was severely disabled with chronic arthritis and psoriasis had refused to eat the food provided at the home, instead only eating tinned food which he ordered and paid for himself. Additionally it was said he distrusted doctors

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