Runwood Homes service closed to new admissions over welfare concerns

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Glenabbey Manor in Glengormley, Northern Ireland has been close to new admissions amidst  resident welfare concerns.

Failure to comply notices have been issued to the facility after it failed to notify the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) of falls incidents involving two residents.

An unannounced inspection by the regulator also revealed that staff had been left in charge of the facility without competency and capability assessments being carried out.

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The RQIA said: “In February 2018, in response to intelligence received by RQIA, we conducted an unannounced inspection at Glenabbey Manor residential care home in Glengormley.

“Here we identified concerns relating to incident notifications and management oversight at this service.  As a result of these concerns, in early March, RQIA issued three notices of failure to comply with regulations to Glenabbey Manor.

“We have also moved to cease admissions at this service.  The safety and wellbeing of every resident at Glenabbey Manor is of paramount importance to RQIA, and we will continue to monitor this service through our ongoing regulatory activities.”

The action follows the RQIA’s closure of Runwood Homes’ Ashbrooke Care Home in Enniskillen due to a “serious risk to life” (see Runwood Homes service closes due to “serious risk to life).

Runwood Homes’ Dunmurry Manor, near Belfast, has also been at the centre of a number of official probes over conditions there.

A Runwood Homes spokesperson said: “Further to the inspection of Glenabbey Manor on 13th & 14th February, issues were identified by RQIA and were immediately addressed by the home and senior management in Northern Ireland.

“The decision to issue a closure notice further to inspection at Ashbrooke has been appealed and we are awaiting an outcome.

“Dunmurry Manor has been performing well for a number of months and is working very closely with the NHS Trust and Local Authorities; we have received positive feedback from friends and family. There has been further inspections carried out by RQIA and the regulators have recognised improvements in the home.”

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