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Care workers admit neglect after nursing home fall

Two care workers have admitted neglect after a pensioner fell from a hoist at a Birmingham care home.

Victim Norah Boyle, 85, suffered a head injury as Sabrina Duncan and Benter Ouma put her to bed on 5 September. She died 23 days later.

The workers delayed calling 999 and pretended Mrs Boyle knocked her head on the head board at The Green Nursing Home in Kings Norton, police said.

They admitted neglect and ill-treatment at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

Duncan, 40, of Shartlands Close, Cotteridge, and Ouma, 31, of Summerfield Crescent, Edgbaston, are due to be sentenced on 7 August.

Mrs Boyle had been a resident at the home in Kings Norton since 2006 after suffering a fall three years earlier that resulted in a brain injury.

Det Sgt Victoria Lee said: "This is a tragic case of abuse by two trained members of staff who should have known better."