Social Media


Saturday, 23 August 2014

CQC takes legal action to cancel care home registration

Written by The Editorial Team

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken urgent legal action to stop a care home owner from being able to run a Nottinghamshire residential home, to protect the health and well-being of people using its services.
 
CQC successfully applied to the court for a cancellation of the registration of Redlands Care Home, on Rock Hill, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, with immediate effect. This means that the registered provider, Redlandscare Limited can no longer provide a care service from its premises.
 
CQC took this action on the basis of information received from Nottinghamshire County Council (‘the local authority’) in relation to a commercial dispute between a third party and the registered provider. As a result of this, CQC decided urgent action was needed to ensure that people using services were protected from the impact of that dispute.
 
The local authority has assessed the needs of the residents to ensure that suitable alternative accommodation has been found.
 
CQC has been working closely with the local authority whilst taking action to ensure the welfare and well-being of residents at Redlands Care Home.
 
CQC also made attempts to work with the registered provider to gain a better understanding of their position, prior to taking this decision.
 
Adrian Hughes, Deputy Chief Inspector at CQC, said:“CQC applied to the Nottingham Magistrates Court to cancel the registration of this home, because of serious concerns in relation to the welfare and well-being of its residents.
 
“Taking action leading to the closure of any service is not something that we take lightly, but in this case we had no choice but to take urgent action to protect people living at the home.
 
“This sends a strong public message that we will not hesitate to use our powers to take tough action if we have significant concerns about the care and welfare of people who use services. We continue to work closely with the local authority who will ensure that people are moved to suitable alternative accommodation.”