West Sussex nursing home residents rehoused over safeguarding concerns


Residents at a West Sussex nursing home have been rehoused after the emergence of “significant safeguarding concerns”.

The residents were removed from the home on Sunday, February 16 with three people being taken to hospital by ambulance, the Warrington Guardian reported.

The service, which is currently rated Requires Improvement, was inspected by the CQC following the residents’ removal.

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Head of adult social care inspection for the South East, James Frewin, said: “We have been made aware of some significant safeguarding concerns at Kingswood Home on Heene Road, Worthing, West Sussex.  Inspectors visited the service on the 17 and 18 February and have been working closely with West Sussex County Council and other stakeholders to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. Our priority is always the care and wellbeing of people using services.”

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We continue to support residents and their families who have been affected since safeguarding concerns were first raised.

“We are working closely with NHS partner organisations, other local authorities and the CQC and have helped all residents relocate to suitable accommodation.

“All residents were moved in a calm and planned way and the welfare and safety of residents remains our highest priority.”

Kingswood Nursing Home was unavailable for comment.


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