Halifax nursing home owner and manager guilty of neglect

Elm View Nursing Home, Huddersfield Road, Halifax
Elm View Nursing Home, Huddersfield Road, Halifax

A former owner and manager of a Halifax nursing home have been found guilty of neglecting vulnerable residents.

Elm View, Huddersfield Road, nursing home owner Philip Bentley, of Wakefield, and former manager Faheza Simpson, of Holmfirth, are facing custodial sentences when they return to Bradford Crown Court on Monday December 23 for sentencing.

In a seven week jury trial, Simpson, 49, was found guilty of four neglect charges relating to one male and three female residents.

Bentley, 65, was convicted on the three allegations relating to the women.

The jury heard that the victims of the neglect were 68-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer Ian Ball, 85-year-old stroke victim Phyllis Hagreen, 81-year-old Mildred Threadgold, who had Alzheimer’s and could not walk or speak, and 78-year-old dementia sufferer Margaret Patterson who was completely immobile.