Three carers charged with ill treatment of residents


Three carers have been charged with the ill treatment of residents at an Oxfordshire care home.

Elizabeth Collins, Joan Lovell and Mary Craddock are due to appear at Oxford Magistrates Court on April 10, the BBC reported.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place at Winterbrook Nursing Home in Wallingford.

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The charges follow a police investigation into reports of assaults and the ill treatment of residents at the home in September last year (see Police investigate abuse claims).

Winterbrook was placed into Special Measures by the CQC in July last year with inspectors finding nine breaches of the Health and Social Care Act.

The home was upgraded to Requires Improvement following its last inspection in February, however, with the service being rated Good for being Caring and Responsive.

The CQC commented: “We found significant improvements in the culture of the service. There was a cheerful atmosphere, where staff were friendly and welcoming. People and relatives were positive about the improvements and were complimentary about the management team.

“The management team were approachable and promoted an open culture. Improvements made had resulted in people feeling safe in the service. Risks were assessed and there were plans in place to manage the risks. People’s medicines were managed safely and people received their medicines as prescribed.”

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