An elderly woman lost her life due to the negligence of a care home. Jamesina Mackenzie, 87, was a retired veterinary doctor and was living at Wyvis House in Dingwall.
Seeing her worsening condition, she was admitted at Invergordon's county hospital and died. The staff of the hospital told the police officials, who were enquiring the care home, that she was admitted at the time when her condition was deteriorated to the maximum level.
Sheriff Alistair MacFadyen said that Mackenzie's condition deteriorated to such a level that she had developed bed sores to the core of the back bone muscles and all her skin at the back had rotten. This has led MacFadyen to reach at a conclusion that Mackenzie would have never lost her life, if she would have been provided timely treatment.
MacFadyen has criticized the care home for neglecting the things to get worse. "In the midst of apparent misunderstandings and inadequate management and supervision of her care, her deterioration was not properly recognized or addressed by the care home", he further affirmed.
Dr. Rosyln Rankin, who is a consultant pathologist, told that sores were treatable, but if the care home would have admitted Mackenzie at the hospital on time.