A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution is being brought against Alexandra Homes (Bristol) Limited. This follows the death of 18-year-old Melissa Mathieson after she was discovered unconscious at the Alexandra House care home, Knowle, Bristol on 12 October 2014.
Alexandra Homes (Bristol) Limited, of Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol will face charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Yvonne Hin, a former care home manager of Avenue Road, Ilfracombe will also face a charge under Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The charges follow a complex and sensitive enquiry, initially led by the Police.
The first hearing is due to take place on 5 October 2022 at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.
Notes to editors
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses. These activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise. hse.gov.uk
- More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: legislation.gov.uk/
- HSE news releases are available at http://press.hse.gov.uk