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CQC orders two Bristol care homes to improve quality standards

Posted: March 19th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ordered two care homes in Bristol to take steps to improve quality of care standards or they risk facing closure. According to a CQC spokesperson, the authority’s inspectors visited both Hazelhurst care home in Filton and St David’s Lodge in Lodge Causeway following “serious concerns” raised by South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils. Following the visits, both homes were found to be failing in their duty to meet certain essential standards in terms of safety… Read more »

Former nurse uses first aid training to save best friend after collapse

Posted: March 18th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A former nurse from Bristol used the first aid training she received years ago to save the life of her best friend after he collapsed in the street. Mother-of-one Jane Williams, 40, was walking in the town centre of Nailsea when she spotted a crowd gathered around a man who had collapsed at a bus stop. Running over to offer her assistance and experience as a former nurse, Ms Williams quickly realised that the man on the ground was her… Read more »

Is it time to review and revise your company’s fire safety plans?

Posted: March 18th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon 1

On any basic fire awareness training course, you will learn of the importance of conducting a full and thorough fire risk assessment (or arranging for a fire safety consultant to do it for you). You will also be advised of the importance of making proper records of your risk assessment, including what problems were found and what improvements have been made. However, you still have responsibilities once the risk assessment has been completed. It is a legal requirement to review… Read more »

CQC publishes first Deprivation of Liberties Safeguard report

Posted: March 17th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this week published its first report on how effectively the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards have been implemented within the UK care sector, one year after they were first introduced. The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were implemented in April 2009 for all care environments (i.e. hospitals, care homes). The aim of the Safeguards was to protect the most vulnerable people within the UK care system by making care providers and operators seek… Read more »

Vietnamese restaurant in Deptford fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: March 17th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A Vietnamese restaurant in the south-east London town of Deptford has been fined by the local council after pleading guilty to numerous food hygiene breaches. The Chung Viet restaurant, on the High Street, was inspected by environmental health officers from Lewisham Council., who found a serious of worrying food safety issues at the premises. They found: • Infestations of both cockroaches and mice • Food preparation areas contaminated with rodent waste • Staff caught smoking in the kitchen • Inadequate… Read more »

How to counter violence and aggression in the workplace

Posted: March 16th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are safe and protected from harm in the workplace. This is why fire safety training and health and safety courses are so invaluable to business owners. In addition to protecting your workers from external risks, you unfortunately also need to protect them from each other. Workplace violence and aggression seems to be on the rise, but it is still your job as an employer to attempt to counter… Read more »

Blackburn hostel owner fined for fire safety breaches following fatal blaze

Posted: March 16th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a fatal fire two years ago, the owner of a hostel in Blackburn has been fined in Preston Crown Court for breaching fire safety regulations. Sajed Hussain, the owner of the Devonshire Hotel on Bridge Street, was fined £3,000 after it was found that the premises did not have a proper fire evacuation procedure in place at the time of the fire. The fire, which took place in November 2008, was found to be caused by a resident smoking… Read more »

Understanding person-centred care

Posted: March 15th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

You may have heard of the term ‘person-centred care’ before, but what does this commonly used term mean? Put simply, person-centred care is a philosophy of providing care based on the needs of the individual. If you work within the care sector, you need to understand that no two people are the same and we all have different needs. For example, just because two people are suffering with the same illness (i.e. dementia), it doesn’t mean that they require the… Read more »

Police investigate standards of care at Aberdeen nursing home

Posted: March 15th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to BBC Scotland, an investigation into standards of care at the Eastleigh Nursing Home in Aberdeen has been launched by Grampian Police. The Care Commission are also said to have been notified. The specific details of potential problems at the Peterculter home have not yet been revealed, leaving the case shrouded in mystery. However, the home’s owners Southern Cross Healthcare have confirmed that two members of care staff have been suspended and that new admissions to the facility have… Read more »

Islington builders use first aid training to help car crash boy

Posted: March 14th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In a frightening incident in Islington earlier this week, a number of fast-acting construction workers from used their first aid training skills to help save the life of a young boy who had been hit by a car. The incident occurred on Camden Road in Holloway, when an eight-year-old boy was crossing the road with family members at around 9am. It has been reported that he was hit by a black Audi at the junction between York Way and Brecknock… Read more »

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