The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 allows a coroner to issue a Regulation 28 report to an individual, organisations, local authorities or government departments and their agencies where the coroner believes that action should be taken to prevent further deaths.
Eileen Pollard died of a myocardial infarction. This coroners report was due to concerns raised by the patient numerous times around the call bell either not being near the patient or not working.
This regulation 28 is around testing of patient call bells in care homes.
- Have you got a system for checking call bells where you work?
- Are the call bells always in reach of the patient?