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Care provider prosecuted after death of patient during restraint

Written by George Matthews

Care provider Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a patient died while being restrained using an unauthorised technique at a Nottinghamshire mental health hospital.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution after Derek Lovegrove, 38, suffered a cardiac arrest at Cedar Vale, a 16-bed nurse-led facility for patients with severe challenging behaviour, in East Bridgford on 10 July 2006.