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CASE CLOSED: Care home in Croxley cleared after investigation concludes

 Published on: 12th February 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Staff at a care home in Croxley Green say they are moving forward after an investigation into the alleged abuse of several residents concluded.

Second World War heroine, Vera Harman (pictured), was rushed to hospital last year after suffering from a huge gash on her leg after she apparently fell while at the home.

The case intensified when Mrs Harman allegedly said, “But what about those ones who attacked me?” after being told she was returning to the Croxley care home. 

After contacting Herts Police, other allegations involving residents came to light, but the constabulary have confirmed that their six-month investigation has fully concluded and no further police action is needed. 

A spokesperson for Croxley House said: “We welcome the outcome of this safeguarding investigation, which found all of the allegations were unsubstantiated. The decision clears the home of any wrongdoing in relation to the care of a former resident and confirms the earlier findings of the hospital and police investigation.

“This investigation has concluded that there was no abuse of the individual concerned whatsoever or indeed any other residents at the home. 

“This investigation involved professionals from a bodies involved in the resident’s care, including staff at the hospital where the resident was admitted.

“Regrettably the high-profile nature of this case has had an impact on the home’s other residents, their families and staff.

“As a charity, our sole purpose is to provide the highest quality of care for the residents who call Croxley House home. We are pleased to now be in a position to move forward, knowing that the unsubstantiated allegations have been put to rest.”

Vera’s granddaughter Georgie Lamb said: “I will be escalating until I get justice for Nan.” 

She has since complained to The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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