Heartbreak as care home closes doors
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.