The former operator of the Bentley Care Home in Liverpool has been fined £25,000 after a resident suffered serious injuries from a fall down a flight of stairs.
Rescue training manikin maker Ruth Lee says the Grenfell tragedy highlighted the need for care home providers to have an effective evacuation plan.
Care homes are at high risk of fire and their fire safety procedures need to be more complex than in other residences. In 2016 there were 120 accidental care home fires in London alone.
A care home operator has been fined £14,000 after an employee suffered “significant injuries” after falling around one-and-a-half metres down a lift shaft.
New resources have been launched by the CQC to help health and care providers learn from safety incidents.
More than 30 people were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out at a retirement block in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Ruth Lee is training care home staff to be able to rescue obese people in the event of an emergency.
Bupa has been fined £3m after an elderly resident died from Legionnaires’ disease at Hutton Village Nursing Home in Brentwood, Essex.