A FATAL accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a woman who

was admitted to hospital with infected pressure sores from a residential

home run by a Glasgow doctor and his family.

The inquiry into the death of Ms Agnes McCabe, who was a resident at

the Glenglova Residential Home for the elderly in Mansewood, Glasgow,

will begin on August 1 at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Strathclyde region's social work department moved to close the home

earlier this year after disclosures of poor treatment and neglect. It

said in a report that a woman died after being admitted to the Victoria

Infirmary suffering from infected pressure sores.

Social work inspectors moved to de-register the owners of Glenglova

when checks disclosed serious shortcomings in the regime ranging from

poor hygiene to sparse and unsuitable feeding. It emerged that #51 a

week was spent on groceries for the 11 residents.

Glenglova's owner, Dr Rada Sarker, said that a post-mortem examination

revealed that the woman died from bronchial pneumonia. He said the

condition was not related in any way to her treatment at the home.

Dr Sarker, 60, a GP at Castlemilk Health Centre, his wife Anu, 49, a

supply teacher, their son, Sudip, a doctor, and the couple's daughter,

Ms Monica Sarker, a solicitor, were directors of Avoncraig Properties

Ltd, the owner of Glenglova.

The firm's headquarters is listed as Neidpath Road East, Whitecraigs,

the same address as the family home.

Dr Sarker challenged the findings of the region's report. He said the

residents were not neglected in any way, were very well cared for, and

none had complained.

The Herald revealed that Avoncraig Properties planned to open another

home less than 200 yards away from the Glenglova less than a week after

the report's findings were made known.

But Dr Sarker said his family would not be involved in running the new

home. He said both properties would be leased or sold, because

Strathclyde's social work department and other ''outside influences''

had made it impossible for his family to retain an interest in them.