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The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on an Ayrshire care home. The move comes following an unannounced inspection at Woodside House Care Home in Mauchline which found the quality of care to be unsatisfactory in every area inspected. The home must now demonstrate significant improvement, or face…
Management at The Alexander Court Care Home in Harrogate are taking steps to remove all nursing patients from their home. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) re-visited the home on 8 and 9 July 2014 and found that the care provided had not substantially improved from their previous visit in June…
A care worker who force-fed and verbally abused a dementia sufferer in an Angus care home has been struck off. An inquiry panel found Christine Spence abused the resident of the Balhousie care home in Brechin following a pattern of poor practice. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) said it…
Following an unannounced inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned a Bristol care home it needs to make "urgent improvements". Sunnymead Manor, in the Southmead area of Bristol, was told it needed to take steps to "improve cleanliness and hygiene and protect people from the risk of infection". Inspectors…
A care worker has been arrested following allegations of abuse against elderly residents at a nursing home in Trafford, Manchester. The 30-year-old man was arrested at his house on suspicion of common assault and has been suspended from his role at the Manorhey Care Centre in the Urmston district of…
Essex County Council removed all of its residents from seven care homes in the past five years because of safety and welfare concerns, it has emerged. The details were published following a BBC Freedom of Information request to the county council. Some of reasons for the decisions involved patient neglect…
Failing care homes could be put into a similar failure regime as poor-performing hospitals, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will say that most of the hospital trusts that were put into special measures a year ago have shown significant improvements as he announces that the initiative is…
A private nursing home for the elderly in County Fermanagh is to close at the end of the month with up to 40 full and part-time staff set to lose their jobs. The owner of Shannagh Nursing Home, Hugh Tunney, said he was "absolutely devastated" but added the business was…
A row has broken out over the closure of Leicester's Fosse Court Care Home, with the owners claiming they were subject to "inappropriate pressure" by inspectors. Central to the problems in the home has been last weeks arrest of four members of staff on suspicion of ill-treating residents. All 21…
A Welsh care company that employed a woman who defrauded a pensioner out of more than £6,000 is to be struck off the professional register. Porthmadog-based Gofal Gwynedd has been served a “notice of proposal for the cancellation of the service” meaning it will no longer be allowed to operate…
A care home which was severely criticised by inspectors for neglect, unsafe practices and poor conditions has closed. Concerns were raised during an inspection by the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in April, 2013, and when the inspectors returned in December they found “significant deterioration in the provision of…
A care home for older people in South Lanarkshire has been warned it must make significant improvements after it was served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator. Seven areas of concern were listed by inspectors from the Care Inspectorate following an inspection at Acorn Park Care…