Family of woman who died at a Mildenhall nursing home had raised concerns about her care

Mildenhall Lodge care home ANL-141206-100722001
Mildenhall Lodge care home ANL-141206-100722001
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The family of an 85-year-old woman who died at a Mildenhall nursing home had raised concerns about her care, an inquest has heard.

Ethel Butcher died at Care UK’s Mildenhall Lodge facility in St John’s Close on September 18.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned yesterday.

A post mortem examination conducted by consultant pathologist Dr Mohamed Dada concluded that the cause of her death was bronchopneumonia and emphysema.

Adjourning the inquest until January, Dr Dan Sharpstone, assistant deputy coroner for Suffolk, said the family of Ethel Butcher had raised concerns about her care.

In September, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) took action against the home after finding a number of failings over in-patient care.

Suffolk County Council suspended its admissions to the care home from July 29, two days before the CQC’s inspection.

A Council report said the suspension will not be lifted until there is ‘clear evidence’ that all measures taken by Care UK, have satisfied the CQC and the home is ‘assessed as compliant’.