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More than 30 recommendations have been made in a Serious Case Review (SCR) to prevent a repeat of the 'institutionalised abuse' which led to the death of five elderly people at the Orchid View Care Centre. The inquiry was launched following an inquest held last year which found serious failings…
A Serious Case Review (SCR) will be published today after five elderly people died after suffering neglect at a scandal-hit care home riddled with "institutionalised abuse". A press conference this afternoon at County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, will highlight the findings at the now-defunct Orchid View Care Centre. Following a…
A care home owner failed to properly report allegations of potential abuse against two elderly residents, healthcare regulators have found. Staff are alleged to have verbally abused two people at The Cherry Tree Nursing Home in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) found Dr Dean Harron,…
Formal warnings have been issued to a Berkshire care home where a 73-year-old man was found dead earlier this year. A 63-year-old woman from Bracknell was arrested on suspicion of murder after Colin Partridge was found dead at Ascot Nursing Home in Ascot, Berkshire. She was bailed until June 16.…
A housing support service for people with dementia in Midlothian and East Lothian has been given top marks by the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors gave Mid and East Lothian Services, a branch of the charity Alzheimer Scotland, top marks of ‘excellent’ across the board following an unannounced inspection. It is the…
A South Lanarkshire care home has been told it must improve the quality of care provided to residents after an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors said outstanding concerns remained from earlier inspections at Lornebank Care Centre in Hamilton, despite some evidence of improvement. The service has been graded…
An Edinburgh care home has been criticised by the Care Inspectorate following a unannounced inspection earlier this year. Guthrie Court Care Home was graded “weak” and “unsatisfactory” in all areas of the inspection, which took place in March. Inspectors had found serious concerns at an earlier inspection in October 2013…
Sherbrooke Lodge Care Home in Glasgow must urgently improve the quality of care it provides, the Care Inspectorate has warned. Inspectors found serious concerns last August and made 24 requirements for change. However, after an unannounced follow up inspecton in February, Inspectors found that only two had been met, although…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has today published the results of a survey of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) and antimicrobial (antibiotic) use in long-term care facilities in Northern Ireland. The survey, known as HALT 2013, is part of a larger, similar survey conducted across Europe in 2013. HCAIs and the consequences…
An Aberdeen care home has been ordered to make improvements after inspectors found standards had dropped since making earlier recommendations. Aberdeen City Council has suspended admissions to Banks O'Dee Care Home following the report. The Care Inspectorate rated Banks O'Dee as weak for its care and staffing, saying staff did…
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a resident at a care home that was the subject of an undercover investigation by the BBC's Panorama, police said. The woman, aged in her 40s, was arrested by detectives probing abuse at the Old Deanery Care Home in Braintree, Essex…
A Poole care home which looks after up to 50 people with dementia, is due to shut after a change in the contract between Borough of Poole and Care UK, which provides the council’s dementia services. At two meetings held on yesterday, care staff were told the home is due…