A former Bupa manager who was suspended after her home was rated ‘inadequate’ has been de-registered by the CQC.

Audrey Dixon was removed from her post at Salthouse Haven by Bupa in August and later resigned following an ‘inadequate’ rating by the CQC.

Barry Yarnley, director – North East, Bupa Care Services, said: “We took immediate action following the CQC’s inspections in August and September last year as the health and wellbeing of our residents is our priority.

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“We’ve brought in a very experienced manager together with a new management team, reviewed all of our residents’ care plans and how we administer medication. We will continue to embed best practices at the home and meet with our residents and relatives to make sure they are happy with the progress we’re making.”

Inspectors found the home to have been in breach of nine Health and Social Care Act 2008 regulations. Residents receiving nursing care at one of the home’s five lodges were moved to other service providers following the inspection.

Ninety-eight year old Ada Procter died five days after leaving the home.

Bupa has ended nursing care at the home which is now focused on residential care.

To read the CQC report, click here.


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