Enquiries take place following death of Cliftonville care home resident

A woman in her 80s has died in an incident at a Cliftonville care home.

Police, fire service and ambulance were called to Grosvenor Court care home in First Avenue at around 11.52pm last night (January 28).

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police received a report at 11.52pm of concern for a female resident at a care home in the First Avenue area of Cliftonville.

“Officers attended and SECAmb were also in attendance and the woman, who was in her 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of her death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this stage, and a report will be filed for the coroner. Next of kin are aware.”

The incident will need to be reported to the Care Quality Commission within 48 hours.

The home is run by Premiere Care Southern Ltd . A statement from the directors says: “We regrettably confirm that last night on 28 January, Kent Police were called to The Grosvenor Care Home to investigate an incident and we confirm that a resident of our home was sadly found deceased. At this sad time, we would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

“We confirm that along with our own internal investigation, we are thoroughly assisting the police, the fire service, CQC, Kent County Council and Adult Safeguarding with their investigations into this tragic accident and will continue to do so. Until such time as the investigation of the authorities has taken place, we are naturally unable to comment further.”

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