CQC State of Care Report 2019

 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health and social care in England.

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 maintains that, overall; the quality of care across
England is improving slightly though the care sector is one of continual challenge..Read

 

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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CQC fine two unregistered providers

CQC fine two unregistered providers £4000 each for providing services.
CQC has issued fixed penalty  notices to Helping Hands Care Services LLP and TD Homecare Services Limited, both in Freshwater, Isle of Wight after admitted providing care services while unregistered.
Helping Hands Care Services LLP from 23 October 2017 to 5 November 2016 and TD Homecare Service Limited from 18 July 2018 to 17 May 2019

It is an offence under the Health & Social Care Act 2008 to carry out a regulated activity – in this case, providing personal care – without being registered with CQC.
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