The death of a 93-year-old woman at a Freckleton care home has been taken up by the Care Quality Commission.
The watchdog said that it will “ensure that people are receiving appropriate care” at The Croft House Rest Home in Kirkham, where Freda Owens received scalding to her lower back and buttock.
The incident took place on November 22, and Mrs Owens was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. She died there on January 3.
The cause of her death has been reported as bronchial pneumonia due to necrotic, chronic pressure ulcer to the left hip and burns or scalds to the buttock.
Blackpool Coroner Ann Hind reported the death to the police, who are working on an inquiry over the incident in partnership with the Care Quality Commission.
A spokesman for the Government watchdog said: “Care Quality Commission is aware of this sad death and our sympathy is with the lady’s family at this difficult time.
“The welfare and safety of the people living in the home is of paramount importance and the Care Quality Commission is liaising with Fylde Borough Council and Lancashire Police to ensure that people are receiving appropriate care.
“We carried out an inspection last month to follow up on regulatory requirements we made during a previous inspection.
“Feedback has been given to the provider in relation to the findings of this recent inspection, and we will be publishing a report shortly.
“In the meantime we continue to monitor this home to ensure it is meeting the essential standards of care.”