The operators of a Liverpool care home have been ordered to pay a £60,000 fine and legal costs of more than £20,000 following prosecution by the CQC.
Mossley Manor Care Home operators Amjad and Amer Latif pleaded guilty to 14 offences, including failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in residents being exposed to significant risk of avoidable harm, failure to notify the CQC of the deaths of 10 residents and failure to notify the CQC of three serious incidents.
Debbie Westhead, CQC’s deputy chief inspector for adult social care, (pictured) said: “Under the care of brothers Amjad Latif and Amer Latif, people using this service were not protected from this neglect and we were forced to urgently cancel the registration and close Mossley Manor Care Home. We worked closely with Liverpool City Council at the time so that people living at the home could find alternative accommodation.”
Jenny Ashworth, prosecuting, told the court the CQC inspected Mossley Manor Care Home during May and June 2015 as a result of concerns from the family of a prospective resident, and were appalled at what they found.
Inspectors found some residents who were unkempt, smelling strongly of urine or body odour and some who had not received a bath or shower in the previous three weeks.
Bedrooms were not being cleaned regularly and some contained mouldy and congealed tea and coffee cups. Carpets were dirty and dusty. Communal toilets did not contain soap, hand towels or bins. When there was no hot water staff had to boil pans of water in the kitchen to wash residents.
The court was told that the care home had failed to control risks of serious injury. There was no proper system in place for assessing the risks to the health and safety of individual people. One woman who was blind and had a history of falls was found injured on the floor of her room on three occasions but the provider failed to take action to stop it happening again.