Friday 14 December 2018
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Staff suspended after death in Plymouth care home

Three members of staff have been suspended from a care home in Plymouth after the death of an elderly resident, the home has said.

Sarah Josephine Smith, 96, from St Peter's Convent in Plympton St Maurice, died in December, a spokesperson from the home confirmed.

She suffered a neck injury following a fall, they added.

The home cares for elderly residents. The spokesperson confirmed police were investigating the incident.

The spokesperson said: "We would like to extend our condolences to the family for what was a tragic accident.

"An investigation into the incident is under way which we are fully co-operating with."

The care home is run by the catholic charity Augustinian Care.