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    Disabled man choked to death on ‘adult nappy’ at Liverpool care home

    A man in his early 40s and who had severe learning disabilities, was reportedly found dead in a communal dining area at Priory Group’s Vancouver House in Netherley, Liverpool.

    Merseyside Police are investigating after the sudden death of the man who was pronounced dead at the specialist mental health care home on December 27th just days after Christmas.

    A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: “We were called to reports of a sudden death at Vancouver House, Netherley, at around 11.50pm on Sunday 27th December.

    “A man in his 40s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem has taken place and enquiries are ongoing. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

    “The man’s next of kin have been informed.”

    Sources with knowledge of the situation said he was supposed to be monitored continuously throughout his waking hours by a member of staff.

    Since February 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Liverpool Council and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have “monitored” the facility.

    Vancouver House has since been inspected by the CQC, receiving an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ although the sub-categories Effective, Caring and Responsive managed ‘Good’ ratings.

    A spokeswoman for the CQC said: “We are aware of an incident at Vancouver House in Liverpool on Sunday 27th December, where a resident sadly died.

    “We are working with the service and the local authority to ensure the safety of people receiving care at this location. As a police investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment further.”

    Source: Liverpool Echo