The Health and Safety Executive has warned the NHS to maintain its properties effectively. It follows a successful action brought by the organisation against South West London and St George's Mental Health trust after a man fell at Springfield University Hospital and subsequently died.

The trust was fined £7,500 and asked to pay £3,694 costs at City of London magistrates court last week for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. In December 2005, 88 year-old William Durrant fell after visiting his daughter at the hospital, fracturing a hip and wrist. He died a month later.

Read the HSE release here

The Health and Safety Executive has warned the NHS to maintain its properties effectively. It follows a successful action brought by the organisation against South West London and St George's Mental Health trust after a man fell at Springfield University Hospital and subsequently died.

The trust was fined£7,500 and asked to pay£3,694 costs at City of London magistrates court last week for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. In December 2005, 88 year-old William Durrant fell after visiting his daughter at the hospital, fracturing a hip and wrist. He died a month later.

Read the HSE release here