'A full investigation' has been launched after an elderly woman died in a care home garden in Marlborough on Friday, January 7.

The resident, was found in the grounds of the dementia-registered care home, Coombe End Court, as reported by Wiltshire 999s.

The home is owned by The Orders of St John Care Trust who are currently waiting to find out more about the incident.

A spokesperson for OSJCT told the Wiltshire Times: “The OSJCT is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of one of our residents at Coombe End Court in Marlborough on Friday, January 7, following an incident at the home. 

“Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies are with the family and loved ones at this difficult time.

“A full investigation has commenced to determine the facts surrounding the incident.  The trust has also notified the Care Quality Commission, Local Authority, and Charity Commission of the incident.

“The care and safety of our residents is our highest priority, and we are committed to working transparently with all authorities and the family to ensure that we get a clear understanding of what happened.

“Our dedicated and compassionate teams work tirelessly to provide the best possible loving care, with many residents becoming like family to them during their stay with us. To this end we have put in place appropriate support for all of our colleagues based at the home.

“Out of respect for the family, and pending the outcomes of the investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Coombe End Court is a dementia-registered care home with an overall rating of Good by the Care Quality Commission from January 2020. 

In the last report, it stated: "People said they felt safe living in the home and staff supported people to manage the risks they faced."