Clinical Negligence & Catastrophic Injury Solicitors
"Dangerous" care home closed.
Forty-four elderly and vulnerable residents - who were not washed and had no hot water - have been moved from a Liverpool care home which has been closed by magistrates following an inspection by watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Mossley Manor Care Home in Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, was shut down because it was “visibly dirty” and there was an “overpowering” stench of urine.
According to the CQC, following an inspection, vulnerable residents were not being washed at the home. Some residents – including disabled pensioners and dementia sufferers – were left with no hot water and the home was in a “bad state of repair”.
As a result, Liverpool Magistrates Court granted the CQC and Liverpool Council emergency powers to close the “dangerous” Mossley Manor Care Home in June.
The CQC’s deputy chief inspector of adult social care, Debbie Westhead said: “Our inspectors found that people were living in a dangerous environment. Parts of the premises were in a bad state of repair and there was no hot water in many rooms.
“The home was visibly dirty, had an overpowering smell of urine and people were not being helped to wash themselves.”
She also criticised staffing levels at the home: “There were insufficient staff on duty to care for people and managers had a poor understanding of their responsibilities.”
The CQC said all this led to “extreme risks to residents’ safety and welfare”, leaving “no option” but for the home to be closed.
The order granted by Liverpool Magistrates’ Court means the care home’s operators, brothers Amjad and Amer Latif, can no longer legally operate at the site.
The home was also inspected in 2013 when the CQC issued it with an improvement notice, ordering Amjad and Amer Latif to raise standards of care.
During that inspection overflowing bins, walking frames encrusted with dirt and worryingly low staffing levels were identified.