Care home provider fined over death

Press Association
Undated handout photo issued by HSE of Rita Smith, 75, who died after choking on fish and chips while in the care of the UK's biggest care home provider Four Seasons Health Care (England) Ltd, who have now been ordered to pay ?170,000 in fines and costs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 13, 2014. Four Seasons Health Care (England) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found that Miss Smith should only have been provided with pureed food as she had swallowing difficulties and was at risk of choking. See PA story COURTS Chips. Photo credit should read: Health and Safety Executive/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by HSE of Rita Smith, 75, who died after choking on fish and chips while in the care of the UK's biggest care home provider Four Seasons Health Care (England) Ltd, who have now been ordered to pay ?170,000 in fines and costs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 13, 2014. Four Seasons Health Care (England) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found that Miss Smith should only have been provided with pureed food as she had swallowing difficulties and was at risk of choking. See PA story COURTS Chips. Photo credit should read: Health and Safety Executive/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The biggest care home provider in the UK has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a "vulnerable and elderly" woman choked to death on fish and chips.

Four Seasons Health Care (England) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found that Rita Smith, 75, should only have been provided with pureed food as she had swallowing difficulties and was at risk of choking.