Home & manager fined – window fall death.

Felixstowe nursing home and manager fined following man’s window fall death.

Highcliffe House a Felixstowe nursing home and its manager have been prosecuted  for failing to properly care for a man who fell to his death from a second floor
window .which had no window restrictors
The company and its manager, had admitted health and social care breaches before their sentencing.

The firm was fined £16,500, while the Manager was fined £1,000.
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Wiltshire mental health beds shut amid safety concerns

Two of Wiltshire’s three emergency mental health units are to shut their assessment beds for a year after inspectors raised safety concerns.

The Care Quality Commission highlighted ligature risks and delays in assessing patients at Fountain Way, Salisbury, and Sandalwood Court, Swindon.
The CQC said the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership it was not “always safe, effective, responsive or well led”.

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West Sussex disability care homes investigated

Police inquiries and unannounced inspections have been carried out at disability care homes in West Sussex.
They were in response to “significant safeguarding concerns” after a number of reported deaths.
The CQC was alerted to Sussex Health Care services by West Sussex County Council.

New placements have now been suspended to eight homes run by the organisation.

Two homes in Horsham were identified by the CQC as homes with “significant safeguarding concerns”. The Laurels in Guildford Road – for young adults only – and Orchard Lodge in Dorking Road, cater for people with complex physical and learning difficulties.

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CQC brings prosecution against Liverpool care home.

A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment

CQC brought the prosecution against the owners of Mossley Manor Care Home in Liverpool, following 14 offences including failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in residents being exposed to significant risk of avoidable harm, failure to notify CQC of the deaths of ten residents, and failure to notify us of three serious incidents.

The providers were fined £60,000 for failing to provide safe care and treatment and £20,800 for the 13 offences of failing to notify us of deaths and serious incidents. They were also ordered to pay the prosecution costs of £1509.72 and a £120 victim surcharge.
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Using hidden cameras to monitor care

The CQC has published information for people who are thinking about using hidden cameras – or any type of recording equipment – to monitor someone’s care.

Aimed at families, carers and people who use health and care services, the leaflet sets out some of the things you can consider if you are thinking of using recording equipment, as well as explaining other steps you can take to raise your concerns.

Controversial subject

Our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: “We all want people using health and social care services to receive safe, effective, high quality and compassionate care. It is what everyone has a right to expect.

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