Inadequate Portsmouth care home issued with £1,200 fine


A Portsmouth care home has been issued with a £1,200 fine along with an Inadequate rating by the CQC.

Kinross residential care home, which is operated by Bethesda Healthcare Ltd, was given the CQC’s lowest rating following an inspection in June.

The CQC reported one person at the home had been involved in 15 incidents of sexual abuse in the month before the inspection, with staff having only completed reports on three of the incidents.

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As a result, the CQC said the home manager was not aware of the incidents and, therefore, had not conducted any investigation or referred them to the local safeguarding team.

Commenting on the fine, a CQC spokesperson told CHP that it bore no relation to the overall rating of the care home but had been issued for a failure to provide a statutory notification update.

Operations manager Bart Kulczycky said Bethesda Healthcare Ltd had introduced a “completely new team of staff and a new management team” at the home.

“We are working with the CQC to make the changes suggested,” he added. “We have done everything we can to improve our next report.”


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