Home care owner fined nearly £9,000 for failing to register with CQC.

Home care owner fined nearly £9,000 for failing to register with CQC.
Florica Jordan, who ran Cheshunt Care based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire was fined £1,250 at Luton Magistrates’ Court, as well as £125 victim surcharge and £7,607.68 costs, after being prosecuted by the CQC.

The court heard that Cheshunt Care operated without appropriate registration, as domiciliary care agencies must be registered with the CQC, so services can be monitored and inspected to ensure they are safe.  Details

 

CQC prosecutes Bupa care home provider for failing to provide safe care and treatment.

CQC prosecutes Bupa care home provider for failing to provide safe care and treatment.
The CQC brought the prosecution following two serious     incidents at West Ridings Care Home in Wakefield.
At the time of the events the home was operated by Bupa Care Homes (CFHCare) Limited. 
The provider had previously pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court to two separate offences of failing to    provide safe care and treatment resulting in avoidable harm to two residents.  £123,699.90 in fines and costs

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Hospice Patients unlawfully killed in fire, inquest finds.

St Leonards hospice patients unlawfully killed in fire, inquest finds.

Three cancer patients who died after a fire at a hospice were unlawfully killed, a coroner has concluded.The residents died partly from the effects of the fire at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards, East Sussex.Forensic pathologist told the inquest in Hastings they would not have died when they did if the fire had not occurred.

The hospice was fined £250,000 after admitting fire safety breaches.

The Court heard staff were ill-trained to deal with such an event, and the main fire exit was locked.
The blaze in July 2015 was started by another resident who died before he could go on trial for arson.
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Care home resident fell down set of stairs – fatally injured

An 87-year-old resident at Nazareth House, Hill Head, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, a care home operated by Nazareth Care Charitable Trust, fell down a stairwell. She suffered a fractured skull and subdural haemorrhage, which ultimately resulted in her death.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Nazareth Care Charitable Trust failed to identify and implement adequate measures required to control the risk of care home residents falling down the stairs.

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust of East End Road, East Finchley, London pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £40,000.

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CQC prosecutes care home fined £123,000+ over falls

A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has been ordered to pay £123,699.90 in fines and costs by Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought the prosecution following two serious incidents at West Ridings Care Home in Wakefield. At the time of the events the home was operated by Bupa Care Homes (CFHCare) Limited.

The provider had previously pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court to two separate offences of failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in avoidable harm

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NHS Trust Swindon fined £80,000 patient fall from roof

NHS trust fined £80k after mental health patient fell from roof.

An NHS trust has been fined £80,000 after one of its patients fell from the roof of a ward, despite it being warned about its potential danger in 2011.
The patient climbed on to the roof of  Applewood Ward in Swindon in 2016. He fell off and was seriously hurt, after refusing to come down for 11 hours. The patient broke his leg and fractured his skull and jaw in the fall.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) was fined £80,000  after pleading guilty to an offence of   failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in avoidable harm to one patient and putting others at serious risk of avoidable harm.
The trust said it had made significant changes to improve.

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Sexual assault at care home -.Man charged with attempted rape and

Detectives investigating a sexual assault at a Lytham St Anne’s care home have now charged a man.

They were called at shortly before 5am on Sunday August 4th to reports that an unknown man had been found in a room of New Thursby Nursing Home on  Clifton Drive with a resident who had been subjected to a sexual assault.

Josh Haworth, 18, of St Anne’s was  arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual touching, burglary and criminal damage. Following consultation with the CPS, he was charged with attempted rape, sexual assault, trespass with intent to rape and criminal damage.
A 16-year-old boy arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of rape and burglary was released under investigation pending further enquiries. He has now been released without charge in relation to this incident.

The victim and their family are being cared for by professionals and continue to be supported by specialist officers.
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