Police investigate Kesgrave care home after woman died following ‘number’ of falls

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Police are investigating after a resident at a Kesgrave care home – a woman in her 80s – died after falling on a “number of occasions” at the site.

Officers are investigating to establish whether any criminal offences took place at Alice Grange Care Home following the death last month.

Police confirmed the woman fell on a “number of occasions” between November 2 and 6 at the care home before being taken to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

The woman died on November 18.

The care home provides nursing care for up to 85 young adults and older people. They require support for a range of needs such as dementia and physical disabilities.

In a statement, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident which happened at a care home in Kesgrave in early November 2014.

“Police were informed on November 10 that a woman in her 80s who had been residing at the care home had fallen on a number of occasions at the home between November 2 and 6.

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“The woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries but sadly died on November 18.

“The matter is being investigated to establish if any criminal offences have taken place.”

The care home is run by Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited.

A statement released by Alice Grange Care Home said: “The team at Alice Grange Care Home offer their deepest condolences to the family.

“The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our utmost priority and we are working with the relevant authorities to assist in their investigation.

“We respect the privacy of our residents in all matters and can therefore make no further comment at this stage.”