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. Read
Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC
Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published inthe interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.
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.
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. ReadPoliceReport
London Fire Brigade said the home, which is operated by Lee Valley Care Services, had been warned about safety failings prior to the fire which led to the death of a resident.
Following a visit to Queens Court in November 2015, fire inspecting officers raised concerns around fire doors, fire safety management and a lack of a proper fire risk assessment at the home.
An audit by fire safety officers following the fire found no evidence the home had been working on the issues raised. More