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August 31, 2012

Agony of Pensioner, 97, Who Broke Her Neck in a Care Home (UK)

 Agony of pensioner, 97, who broke her neck in a BUPA care home and was sent to bed with two paracetamol tablets
•    Hearing was told Abdullah Khan did not call an ambulance to avoid 'whingeing paramedics'
•    The pensioner was left in her bed for nearly two hours
•    But he said he didn't dial 999 as he couldn't be '100 per cent' sure what was wrong with her
By Emily Allen

29 August 2012

Hearing: Abdullah Khan, 37, denied ignoring her cries for help and failing to notice she had been seriously injured
A 97-year-old woman was left crying out in agony after she broke her neck at a BUPA care home and was given just two paracetamol tablets, a hearing was told.
The pensioner was left in her bed for nearly two hours before an ambulance was called.
Abdullah Khan, 37, denied ignoring her cries for help and failing to notice she had been seriously injured. The hearing also heard how he did not call an ambulance to avoid ‘whingeing’ paramedics.
But giving evidence he told the Nursing and Midwifery Council he did not call an ambulance because he could not be ‘100 per cent sure’ what was wrong with her.
After a ten minute assessment, he gave the woman two painkillers following the 6am fall and did not bother to check on her again before his shift ended at 7.30am, it was alleged.
The woman fell in her room at the BUPA-run Old Gates Nursing Home in Feniscowles, Blackburn, Lancashire, on March 20 last year.
Senior carer Wendy Aspen took over from Mr  Khan at 7.30am, and an ambulance was called shortly afterwards when the woman's condition was discovered.
Lucinda Bernett, chairing the NMC hearing, said: 'Mr Khan stated he did not want to call an ambulance if he was not 100 per cent certain as to the need, since the ambulance staff would be ‘whingeing and upset’ if they were called unnecessarily.
‘As a registered nurse and the senior member of staff on duty at the time, it was Mr Khan’s responsibility to call an ambulance.

 Abridged
SOURCE:        The DailyMail
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