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New admissions suspended at criticised Leeds care home

Posted: September 20th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has halted new admissions of residents at a care home in Leeds following a damning inspection and subsequent report on the home’s failings.

CQC officers inspected the Adel Grange Care Home back in January and at that time, ordered that problems with the hot water supply and the condition of bedrooms be improved. Levels of care training for staff, as well as hygiene and cleanliness standards, did not seem to be an issue at the home.

However, at a later inspection in June, it was found that the problems with bedrooms and hot water had still not been rectified. The home has now been told that admissions must be suspended until improvements can be made.

There is also a safeguarding investigation being carried out at the home by Leeds City Council, after a former worker was convicted of slapping a resident in his 80s last Christmas. This has also led to the suspension of new admissions at the home. A spokesperson for the council has said:

“The safeguarding investigation has been on hold pending the outcome of the police inquiry.

“Now the court case is over the investigation will resume.

“The owner has voluntarily suspended new admissions for the time being.”

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