Elderly resident was left severely bruised from a fall.

An Aberdeenshire care home has apologised after a 78 year old resident fell from the toilet while suffering a seizure at Sunnybank Care Home, Cruden Bay.

The residents family claims that no-one from the care home called to let them know about the incident.

Meallmore Ltd, which runs the care home, said the lack of contact was “unacceptable”.

In the post on face book, her family did not find out about the fall until nine hours after she had been taken to hospital, and even then they were only told after calling Sunnybank themselves.
She also said her grandmother, who suffers from dementia and epilepsy, had previously broken both her legs in separate incidents due to being left alone on the toilet.

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New Chair for Skills for Care Appointed

Former Social Work Task Force chair Moira Gibb has been appointed as the new chair of Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care, which merged last month.

Moira  will take on the role in November, when government adviser David Croisdale-Appleby will step down after serving the maximum of two three-year terms as chair of Skills for Care. Jo Cleary stepped down as chair of the skills academy after the merger was announced in April.

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Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Andrea Sutcliffe has been appointed as the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and joined the CQC in October.
She has nearly 30 years’ experience in health & social care managing a range of services including those for children and older people.
She leads the inspections of adult social care services and is responsible for developing CQC’s approach to regulating them in consultation with people who use
and provide services.
She joined CQC from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

National Safety in Care Awards 2013 Closed- See Results under Member Achievementss

In what seems to have been a very busy 2012 we have once again come round to that time when nominations have opened for our National Safety in Care Awards 2013.

Just think across all those people you work with throughout the year in your organisation, in a partner organisation or an associated agency.
I am sure there will be someone out there who deserves recognition, that extra praise, or that personal thank you, for their dedication, skill, and commitment to safety and health. Continue reading