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Sentencing of Neglectful Care Worker Welcomed

Tracey Burrows was convicted of allowing the death of one of her patients

The 56 year old was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.

Burrows, of Sherdley Park Ave, St Helens has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court (27th August) to 3 years in prison.

Tracey was employed to care for Julie Cleworth, a 43 year old woman, also from St Helens, who had severe mobility issues, requiring her to need healthcare visitors several times a day.

Sadly on the 9th Feburary 2017, Julie was found dead at home. It transpired that Tracey had lied about visiting Julie at her home address after her release from hospital only a few days before, ultimately contributing to Julie's death. She was therefore charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

Detective Inspector Craig Turner said: “Tracey was in a position of care and has abused this trust, ultimately resulting in the sad passing of Ms Cleworth.

“Although this is a really awful series of events, I hope this sentencing brings some closure to Ms Cleworth’s family and allows them to move on with their own lives.

“We, as a Force, are dedicated to protecting all those living, working and visiting Merseyside, especially those who are vulnerable. We are dedicated and work efficiently with our partners to fully investigate reports of neglect and put those responsible before the courts.”

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