Five Parkside Nursing Home workers accused of care 'failings'

Five people are to appear before a Nursing and Midwifery Council disciplinary panel accused of care failings at a nursing home.

All were employed at the Parkside Nursing Home in Northampton in 2009, where "severe neglect" was found by an official inquiry.

Phyllis Johnson, the registered manager at the time, faces 13 charges.

They include failing to immediately notify the Care Quality Commission of up to three deaths of residents.

The deputy manager at the time, Maria McKenzie, is accused of failing to provide adequate care for up to 10 residents at the home.

Mary Bisieri Ombui, Anastacia Maduli and Girlie Franklin are also accused of care failings.

A serious case review by the Northamptonshire Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) Board was carried out after five elderly people died within two weeks of each other at the home.

The residents, who were aged from 83 to 100, died between 22 July and 6 August 2009.

The review found standards at the home had declined since previous inspections and said by July 2009 the home "simply could not manage".

The NMC hearing in London is expected to last for seven weeks.

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