Care home closes after health report
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