Sally Lewis: Inquest finds neglect contributed to constipation death

2023-05-30 16:34:52  • 2 mins

By Emma Thomas & Allen Cook

BBC News

Neglect by care home staff contributed to a woman's death from complications caused by constipation, a coroner said.

Sally Lewis, 55, from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, died in supported living accommodation in 2017.

Miss Lewis had learning disabilities and staff knew of her long-term issues with constipation, an inquest heard.

But proper records were not maintained and she was not given a key medicine for nine months, Worcestershire coroner David Reid said.

Staff at the care home knew of her long term issues with constipation and that she was prescribed three types of laxatives, Mr Reid sad.

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