A North Yorkshire care home has closed its doors following a COVID-19 outbreak and concerns over residents’ well-being.
Grosvenor Hall Care Home in Scarborough took the voluntary decision to close following a CQC inspection on 12 June.
A CQC spokesperson said, “CQC carried out an inspection at Grosvenor Hall on 12 June. As a result of the inspection we took action to protect the safety and welfare of people living at the home. Subsequently, on 18 June, the provider decided to close the home voluntarily and people using the service were moved to suitable alternative care and accommodation. Throughout this time we worked closely with the local authority to ensure the safety of the home’s residents. A report of our inspection findings will be published online shortly.”
North Yorkshire County Council said it had become aware of problems at the service as a result of daily calls to all homes in May to ensure the well-being of residents and to manage COVID-19 cases.
Richard Webb, North Yorkshire County Council’s Director for Health and Adult Services, said: “Along with NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group colleagues and the Care Quality Commission, we worked intensively to make sure residents were safe and well – we remained dissatisfied with the quality of care being provided and the provider took the decision to close Grosvenor Hall on 18th June.
“We have had similar concerns about the welfare of residents at Elsinor, which is Grosvenor Hall’s sibling home. We have written to residents and their families at Elsinor to offer new assessments and to take a view as to whether this home is meeting their needs.”
Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent Care Group, said Grosvenor Hall’s closure was “dreadful” news for residents, relatives and staff.
“We do not know the reasons, it may have been down to coronavirus, it may have been down to the stresses on care homes that have existed now for some years,” Mike said.
Grosvenor Hall and Elsinor Residential Home have been contacted for comment.