Care home resident killed by truck


A Manchester care home has been placed in special measures and an police investigation launched after a 70-year-old residents was killed by a truck.

The elderly resident, who had a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation in place, was killed just 350 yards from Nada Nursing Home in Cheetham Hill after leaving the premises unaccompanied, the Manchester Evening News reported.

A CQC inspection in March following the incident, which was published last month, rated the home ‘inadequate’.

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Nada Nursing Home is registered to provide residential and nursing care for up to 28 people.

In their latest report, inspectors concluded that care plans and risk assessments were not in place for people accessing the local community on their own.

The CQC also found systems were not in place to clearly inform staff who was able to go out on their own and who had restrictions placed on them through the DoLS.

The report noted that 30 minute observations were now being completed with keypads being fitted to the front door with two fire exits at the time.

However, there were no agreed contingency plans for staff to follow if a person did not return at the agreed time.

Nada Nursing Home commented: “Nada Nursing Home are working in close collaboration with the Care Quality Commission, the local authority and other relevant agencies in the best interests of all stakeholders.”

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