Luton Borough Council has confirmed their inquiry into Mulbery Court Residential Homes run by Runwood Homes Ltd relieved that “abuse did occur”.
Mrs Savage, the widower of her late husband Kenneth Savage, who suffered the abuse and neglect at Mulbery Court confirms that her “family are in bits to have had this confirmed by the Council and feel something needs to be done, not just for justice for Kenneth but to others.”
Kenneth Savage who was 87 stayed at Mulberry Court for respite, which the Council had organised in order that his wife Jessie, who was his full time carer, could have hip surgery. Mr Savage had Parkinson’s, dementia, kidney failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
During Mrs Savage’s visits she found bruises on her late husband’s face and arms. He also had a wound on his arm that was not adequately dressed. She confirmed “I looked after him for seven years and he never had a mark on him like that”. Mr Savage told her that he kept on falling out of bed. Mrs Savage claims that her husband “was going downhill and they didn’t even notice it”.
The East of England Ambulance Service, having seen Mr Savage compiled a safeguarding report and alerted the Council. The report confirmed ” It is evident the patient is covered in bruises around the face and down both arms.”
Mrs Savage was notified by Luton Borough Council in October 2018 that they had reviewed records to “ascertain the quality of care and prove/disprove the allegations raised and that the inquiry finds that on a balance of probability, the allegation of neglect and act of omission against Mulberry Court is found to be substantiated and conclude that abuse did occur to Mr Savage.”
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