Care home injuries investigated

Care home injuries investigated

An investigation has been launched after a woman suffered unexplained injuries while at a care home in Co Londonderry.

The family of Vivienne Peoples, 40, who has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, say she has suffered a catalogue of injuries while in the care of Belmont Cottages, an independent sector run home.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Her sister Nicola Hamilton explained: "She has had a busted lip on two separate occasions, she's been found lying in a pool of blood in the corridor."When she was taken to hospital, she had to be admitted to have a tension wire put into her elbow. While she was in surgery, they discovered that her shoulder had also been fractured."Nicola said they were unsure if she had suffered abuse at this stage, but she believes her sister has been a victim of neglect."We would like answers, to how Vivienne sustained the injuries and we would like accountability. We can't take anymore of her suffering," she added.Police have launched a joint inquiry into the allegations, along with the Western Trust.Vivienne is no longer being cared for in Belmont Cottages as the family await the conclusion to investigations which began over 18 months ago.


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