Care workers sentenced after accident cover up

PUBLISHED: 11:50 28 June 2011 | UPDATED: 12:04 28 June 2011

(click on image for larger view)Margaret Lewis holding a photo of her husband Colin

(click on image for larger view)Margaret Lewis holding a photo of her husband Colin

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CARE home workers who were found guilty of covering up a serious accident which led to the death of a Weston man, were sentenced yesterday (Mon).

On June 16, after a two-week trial at Bristol Crown Court, two former employees of Penlee Nursing Home, Weston, were found guilty of neglecting a person who lacked capacity.

Alfug Andom, of Starling Close, Worle, and Euphemia Ntintili, of Severn Avenue, Weston, denied hatching a plot to cover up 75-year-old Colin Lewis’ fall from his bed, which left him with a broken hip and toe.

Mr Lewis’ injuries went undetected for eight days, before he was admitted to Weston General Hospital, where they were discovered.

After complications, he died 12 days later on April 14, 2009.

Andom, aged 38, was given a community order of 100 hours of unpaid work and Ntintili, aged 54, who suggested the cover up plot, was ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work.

They must each pay £350 for court costs.

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