Residents moved from care home over safety issues

Bournemouth Council has launched an investigation into Milton Lodge Residential Care Home after removing 12 residents over safety concerns.

The residents were taken to new care homes on Saturday due to ‘safeguarding issues’, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

Brian Langridge, commissioning manager for Bournemouth council, said: “The council has a responsibility to ensure care homes provide a safe and reliable service and a duty to step in when this is not the case.

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“Despite working closely with the proprietor of Milton Lodge care home to help them maintain the requirements of residents, we have concluded that it is safer to move people to different care homes.

“Extra staff were provided by the council to work alongside Milton Lodge staff to support residents to move safely to their new homes over the weekend.

An investigation has been launched into the home which was rated ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection in July.

After the inspection a warning notice was issued to operators Kensington Care Limited due to its failure to update resident records. The operator was also ordered to comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and improve its support, appraisal and supervision of staff.

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