Care home closes af­ter health re­port

Halifax Courier - - Yourcourier - By Ian Hirst

A Ras­trick care home has closed on the back of a re­port by a health watch­dog af­ter it was rated in­ad­e­quate in three ar­eas. The Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion (CQC) car­ried out a com­pre­hen­sive in­spec­tion at Carr Green Nurs­ing Home in Jan­uary.

The re­port found that the home needed to im­prove the ef­fec­tive­ness and ser­vice of care, and was rated in­ad­e­quate in safety, lead­er­ship and re­spond­ing to the needs of res­i­dents.

In Septem­ber 2014 the CQC found breaches of legal re­quire­ments in five ar­eas and served warn­ing no­tices for the breaches to Flow­er­touch Ltd who ran the home.

How­ever, the lat­est in­spec­tion by the CQC said that the health provider had not met its tar­gets. A month later the­own­ers de­cided to close the care home.

From the find­ings in Jan­uary CQC in­spec­tors found that fire doors were not closing prop­erly and a cur­rent gas safety cer­tifi­cate and elec­tri­cal in­stal­la­tion cer­tifi­cate were not in place.

They also found that hot wa­ter com­ing out of some of the bed­room taps was in ex­cess of 60 de­grees centi­grade and posed a scald­ing risk. Calderdale Coun­cil’s Head of Safe­guard­ing and Qual­ity, Iain Baines, said: “The safety and well­be­ing of res­i­dents is our top pri­or­ity. “We had al­ready suspended our place­ments at Carr Green nurs­ing home be­fore the Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion (CQC) vis­ited to as­sess the home and con­firmed our con­cerns. “We were sup­port­ing the home to make im­prove­ments and were work­ing very closely with res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies to en­sure their safety and well­be­ing. “We worked with res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies to en­sure suit­able al­ter­na­tive homes.”

Carr Green Nurs­ing Home in Ras­trick

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