Nursing home residents dying too early

There has been a marked increase in premature deaths in nursing homes over the past decade or so, with forensic medicine experts reporting a spike of more than 400%.

Most of the deaths were from falls.

Their study found that of the 21,672 deaths reported to the Coroners Court over a 13-year period, 3289 (15.2%) were from external or preventable causes, almost all unintentional.

Of the unintentional deaths, four out