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Oxford Hospital installs new equipment to prevent elderly choking deaths

Oxford Hospital installs new equipment to prevent elderly choking deaths

Oxford based St Luke’s Hospital have fitted new Airway Clearance Devices to their Latimer Road site as the charity extends patient services.

St Luke’s provides adult post-operative rehabilitation, nursing, palliative and respite care, close to the centre of Oxford. In addition to providing on-site GP services, the registered charity is close to completing their new 20 bed extension which will see resident and patient services.

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Resident dies after 'period of choking' in care home.

Resident dies after 'period of choking' in care home.

A 60-year-old man died at a care home after a ‘period of choking’, an inquest has heard.

John Shreeve lived at Ivydene Residential Home in Station Road, Ormesby St Margaret, near Great Yarmouth, where he died on March 31 this year.

An inquest opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Monday.

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Bedfordshire Police trained on choking risk after suspect dies

Bedfordshire Police trained on choking risk after suspect dies

A police force is training staff on the risks of choking after a coroner hit out at the “complete lack of knowledge” shown in an arrest in which a man died.

Drug dealer Karl Brunner, 48, swallowed heroin as he was being detained in Bedford in 2016, and died in hospital.

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