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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Carrick nursing home under review

Written by The Editorial Team

Health Minister Edwin Poots has ordered a review into the quality of care at Cherry Tree House nursing home in Carrick.

In a statement, the Department indicated the minister had commissioned the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) to provide ‘independent assurance’ that all necessary steps had been taken in response to concerns over care at the home since 2005.

“The review will identify any gaps in the investigations and make recommendations on how these should be addressed. In so doing, the review will consider information held, and action taken by my Department, the Health and Social Care Board, HSC Trusts, PSNI and RQIA,” the statement continued.

The Department highlighted that the review team, which have been engaged by RQIA, “have relevant experience but does not include any individual who has previously been engaged in work relating to Cherry Tree”.