Care home at centre of police inquiry into death is closed
AFAILING care home at the centre of a police probe following the death of a resident has closed.
Nada Residential and Nursing Home in Cheetham Hill was put into special measures in December last year after being judged to be ‘inadequate’.
Care Quality Commission ( CQC) inspectors visited again in June and said improvements had not been made.
Following the publication of a second inspection report earlier this month, CQC bosses said they would shut the home if drastic changes were not made.
But the owner has decided to close it voluntarily.
A police investigation was launched in May after a vulnerable resident left the home before being run over and killed.
The 70-year-old was the subject of a safe- guarding order and should not have been allowed to leave the premises alone.
He was hit by a lorry 350 yards from the home, on Cheetham Hill Road near the junction with Greenhill Road, on February 21.
A GMP spokeswoman said enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
In the first CQC report, inspectors said residents smoked indoors despite a ban. Some residents were concerned about cash and bank cards being stolen, the report added.
The watchdog said the home was still failing in a report published earlier this month. It was judged to be ‘inadequate’ in the ‘safety’, ‘responsiveness’, ‘wellled’ and ‘effectiveness’ categories.
Inspectors raised concerns about fire safety, medicine management and staff training and supervision.
They also said there was a lack of activities for residents.
Debbie Westhead, the CQC’s deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the north, said improvements to the building had not been made between inspections – and that the home was ‘tired and in need of refurbishment’.
Concerns over fire safety checks and records had not been addressed, she added.
Registered manager Pierre Grenade has now told the Guardian he has closed the home voluntarily.
He added: “After the man died the CQC prevented me from having any new residents.
“I spent nearly £5,000 on locks and a new security system so residents had to press a device to get out of the building. But as I was continuing to pay staff I had no new residents coming in.
“It was impossible. I can’t continue with no money.
“I have run the home for 30 years. I think the report by the CQC is very unfair. But their inspector has decided he does not think I can run it effectively.”
Wheelchairs outside Nada care home in Cheetham Hill
Inspectors said the home was ‘in need of refurbishment’