The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published the latest in their Learning from safety incidents series which looks at the risk of people developing hypothermia and what providers can do to keep people safe.
Introducing the latest post, Debbie Westhead, interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:
“Everyone using health and social care services should expect care and support that keeps them safe. With the coldest months of winter now arriving, this post looks at the risk of vulnerable people developing hypothermia and offers practical steps that providers and staff can take to keep people safe and warm.”
In December 2018 NSAB’s published a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) following the death of Ms E who lived in Norfolk care home. Ms E was taken into hospital early on 9 November 2016, suffering from severe hypothermia and pneumonia. E passed away later that day.