Thames Valley Police has launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and Bracknell Forest Council following two unexplained deaths.
The deaths are not being linked, but both involve residents of Birdsgrove Nursing Home in Warfield Road, Bracknell, said the police in a statement issued on 16 February.
It said a 93-year-old woman had died in hospital on 8 February and that two people were arrested in connection with the death – a 43-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman.
“The deaths are being treated as unexplained at this time”
Both were arrested on suspicion of the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of a person without capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have been bailed until 8 March.
Meanwhile, on 31 January, an 86-year-old woman died in hospital. No one has been arrested in connection with this incident.
Detect Sergeant Richard Johnson, from the force’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, said the four organisations were working jointly to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
“The deaths are being treated as unexplained at this time and it is important to stress that although they both involve residents of Birdsgrove Nursing Home, we are not currently linking them,” he said.
“Measures have been put in place to ensure there are no risks posed to other residents of the nursing home,” he added.