Heart­break as care home closes doors

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long here, t’s be­yond heart­break­ing.”

A third em­ployee added: “Man­age­ment have shown no re­morse or sup­port to res­i­dents, fam­i­lies and staff and still no ex­pla­na­tion to why the home closed has been given.

“We’’ll have to fight and face an anx­ious wait to see if we will even get what we’re owed, and then try and find a new job.

“It’s a great deal to worry about go­ing into the new year.”

The de­ci­sion to close Sun­ning­dale has come from the home’s own­ers, who, ac­cord­ing to Com­pa­nies House, are Dr Ke­bal­anandha Ra­ma­murthie Naidoo and Pa­tri­cia Jane Naidoo.

The care-home’s most re­cent CQC in­spec­tion (May 2016) was based on five ques­tions, with only one - Is the ser­vice car­ing? - rated good.

The other four ques­tions all re­ceived rat­ings of ‘re­quires im­prove­ment.

CQC in­spec­tors awarded the fol­low­ing re­sults:

Is the ser­vice safe? - Re­quires im­prove­ment

Is the ser­vice ef­fec­tive - Re­quires im­prove­ment Is the ser­vice car­ing - Good Is the ser­vice re­spon­sive - Re­quires im­prove­ment

Is the ser­vice well led - Re­quires im­prove­ment

The re­port also stated that the medicines were not man­aged safely and ob­served the fol­low­ing:

“Dur­ing the in­spec­tion we found breaches of the Health and So­cial care Act 2008 (Reg­u­lated Ac­tiv­i­ties) Reg­u­la­tions 2014 re­lat­ing to medicines, staff sup­port, care plan­ning and the home’s gov­er­nance ar­range­ments”

Sue McGuire, Lib Dem coun­cil­lor for Cam­bridge Ward, said that she was ‘ab­so­lutely ap­palled’ by the clo­sure and is de­mand­ing an­swers over how long bosses knew about the plan and how much no­tice res­i­dents were given.

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