When Bernard Gore left his daughter’s home in Woollahra in Sydney’s south-east for a stroll to Westfield’s Bondi Junction last month, his intention was to do an hour’s shopping before meeting up again with his wife and daughter.

Instead, the 71-year-old who suffered from dementia passed away after becoming lost in the stairwell, his body not being discovered until three weeks later. Sadly, this is not the only case in which problems have occurred in stairwells. In 2014, for example, Irish resident Donnie O’Sullivan almost died after becoming…