Tales of the Uninspected

Welcome to our collection of Reports on Care Homes conducted by Eileen Chubb on behalf of Compassion in Care.

.....Yet again the standards of poor care and worse, that exist in a home are brought to the attention of the CQC and it is only ever after people have suffered that the CQC react, even then the favoured approach is to give credibility to the sorry excuse of empty promises, otherwise known as the "action Plan". This amounts to a dire home just telling the CQC what they want to hear.....

.....A local newspaper published a report about how outraged the CQC were about the standards in this home, anyone reading this artical could be forgiven for thinking all these failures had only just been discovered by the CQC, however this home has been allowed to continue repeating this same abusive behaviour for years.....

.....Now all of a sudden the CQC who had previously praised the environment, suddenly find shabby and broken furniture, the curtains hanging in tatters,parts of the home without any heating,rubbish dumped by the entrance, no signage to assist people with dementia, that the dining rooms are small and cramped, unlocked cupboards containing chemicals, bare bedrooms, dirty equipment, threadbare, sheets, quite a lot to go wrong in the 12 weeks since the last CQC inspection......

......In October 2009 a 78 year old resident of this home died and her death sparked a police investigation. Subsequently the Local Authority placed an embargo on this home. Due to extensive concerns about the care in this home all residents were removed...The CQC inspection history showed.....

.....People are paying upto £1100 a week and have to pay extra for their relative to be fed. What of those residents who cannot pay extra for what is a basic element of care...It was nearly lunchtime and staff were struggling to serve the lunch and feed people.....

.....This home is on the list of 100 homes closed by the CQC but discovered by this charity to be still open...The homes inspection history has been wiped from the CQC website but I managed to obtain these reports via another means.....

.....On the 21st of July 2009 an elderly resident was admitted to hospital from this home and was found to have severe necrotic bedsores and was dehydrated and unresponsive, she died soon after...The alarm was raised by hospital staff...subsequently four other residents died in a four week period as a result of similar neglect.....

......When a residents wound dressings smell bad enough to be noteworthy in a CQC report... as someone who has smelt the rotting flesh of infected bedsores I would have investigated any such smell.....

......On entering the home there was a strong smell of Urine which became worse on the upper floors. The smell was so bad it was hard to endure. This smell was not the result of an accident or two, the odour pervaded the whole home...It would have taken a considerable time to get so bad.....

.....The CQC are worried people are receiving inaccurate information about the home changing ownership, this is perverse when company xxxx is owned by the same Ms JJ and Mrs LR. The past history of the home has been erased by CQC.....

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