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RESIDENTIAL HOME STAFF MAY BE PROSECUTED

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The Crown Prosecution Service will decide this month whether to bring charges against two women arrested following ...
The Crown Prosecution Service will decide this month whether to bring charges against two women arrested following the fatal scalding of a 90-year-old woman at a Tower Hamlets LBC care home, it emerged this week.

Rachael Blitz died in hospital 12 days after being scalded as a result of being immersed in a bath by two staff at Sydney House on 14 June. The two were arrested on 16 June and will remain on bail until the end of this month.

Scotland Yard told LGC this week a police report has now been completed and sent to the CPS.

Tower Hamlets social services inspection unit's own investigation into the scalding, completed last week, found breaches of Registered Homes Act 1984 regulations.

Greytree Trust, the organisation responsible for managing the home, has been served with a statutory notice under the act requiring improvements in practice and procedures within three months.

Tower Hamlets is not releasing the social services unit report to the public.

A separate internal investigation into the affair by

Tower Hamlets environmental health officers has yet to be completed.

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