A former care home director in Cambridgeshire has been banned for four years for breaching health and safety regulations and putting residents at risk.
Anita Ram of Stevenage was disqualified following an investigation triggered by a liquidator’s report into the insolvency of her business after the CQC successfully applied to shut down her care home, which ceased trading in August 2017.
The CQC had rated the service Inadequate earlier in the same month after finding six breaches of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
The regulator determined Ms Ram was not a fit and proper person to manage the home for failing to co-operate with the nursing agency that ran the service, removing records and equipment, and preventing access to people’s finances, among other concerns.
Millfield Lodge was also found to have put residents at risk through unsafe medicine administration and Ms Ram’s failure to meet fire safety standards.
David Brooks, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service, said: “Care homes provide a vital service to our communities, taking care of some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and so are rightly held to the highest standards.
“The Insolvency Service will not hesitate to pursue the disqualification of any director whose conduct while in charge of such a business is assessed to pose a risk to the people under their care.”