Sun Care brings in the Care Revolution Consultancy to sort out failing homes

Failures - Vic Cottage

Sun Care Homes has brought in a consultant to help raise standards at two failing care homes in Nottinghamshire.

The Care Revolution Consultancy has been asked to bring Victoria Cottage Residential Home in Lowdham and The Gables Nursing Home in Beeston, both rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), up to standard, the Nottingham Post reports.

Victoria Cottage was rated Inadequate by the CQC for the second time in a year in June and remains in special measures. Two senior care staff and a manager have left Victoria Cottage in the past year.

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The Gables was downgraded from Requires Improvement to Inadequate in July following an inspection which raised concerns, including a resident’s low fluid intake and another alleged incident of no action being taken when a resident complained of deteriorating eyesight.

In its last report, the CQC said The Gables had failed to make improvements in “person-centred care, dignity and respect” and safe care and treatment, adding more work was required in all areas.

Based in Chesterfield, Sun Care Homes has six care homes, three of which are in Nottinghamshire. The third, Grange Nursing Home in Beeston, is currently rated Good.

A Nottinghamshire County Council spokesman said it had suspended its contract with Victoria Cottage but not The Gables. He added that the council was working with Victoria Cottage to make improvements.

 

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