Police investigate ‘inadequate’ care home

deborah-ivanova

A care home in Bromley, where police are investigating alleged cases of abuse, has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the CQC.

Placing the home in special measures, inspectors said systems and processes at Rosescroft Residential Care Home, which is run by CNV Limited, did not protect residents from potential abuse.

Debbie Ivanova, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, (pictured) said the regulator would consider terminating CNV Limited’s operation of the service if “significant improvements” were not made over the next six months.

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Police are investigating the home after six people were arrested in relation to alleged assaults in December.

CQC inspectors, meanwhile, found:

Medicines were not managed, administered, recorded and stored safely and appropriately for substantial periods of time.

Risks to people’s physical and mental health needs were not assessed, monitored and reviewed in line with the provider’s policy.

Accidents and incidents were not recorded and acted on appropriately.

Systems were not in place to protect people from abuse and concerns had not been reported to local authorities.

Staff recruitment practices were not robust and appropriate recruitment checks were not always conducted before staff started work to ensure applicants were suitable to be employed in a social care setting.

There were arrangements in place to deal with foreseeable emergencies, however, there were no up to date fire drills and evacuations conducted.

There were no records of maintenance checks or repairs in place to monitor the safety of the environment and equipment.

To read the full report click here.

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