Nursing shortage forces home closure

A shortage of nurses has forced the closure of Kingsmead Nursing Home in Camberley, Surrey.

The nursing home for up to 40 people has announced that it is to close at the end of the month.

A spokesperson for the home said: “It has become apparent that it is not economically viable for the home to continue to operate due to the current challenges of recruiting qualified nursing staff.

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“After considering all the possible options, the company has regrettably concluded that Kingsmead Care Home will close on or around the 30 June 2017.

“Plans will be established to facilitate the relocation of the residents to alternative homes as quickly, sensitively and safely as possible and to work with our staff to re-locate them to other homes; although it is likely that there will be redundancies.”

Kingsmead was rated Inadequate by the CQC following an inspection in January 2017.

The inspection followed the discovery of breaches in regulations in relation to good governance and provider management oversight in September 2016.

Inspectors reported there was not enough staff at the home to meet people’s needs.

To read the full report, click here.

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