Clinical Negligence & Catastrophic Injury Solicitors
North Yorkshire care home residents rehoused after safety fears.
Residents at a care home in North Yorkshire have been rehoused after safety concerns.
The re-housing came about at Glencoe Care Home, Chubb Hill Road, Whitby, which was rated "inadequate" by health and care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which found flaws with its coronavirus controls and fire safety.
North Yorkshire County Council helped residents and families find new homes for those affected.
Glencoe Care Home, run by Harmony Care Enterprise Ltd, which had 16 residents, must now work with the CQC to make improvements if it is to reopen.
In its report, the CQC said: "Risks to people were not appropriately managed or recorded. Equipment had not been checked at regular intervals to ensure it remained safe and fire risks had not been adequately assessed or managed."
The CQC added that staff were not wearing personal protective equipment properly and government Covid-19 guidance "had not been followed, which placed people at increased risk."
Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Richard Webb, from North Yorkshire County Council, said: "The provider was not able to make the rapid changes needed to ensure people received safe and appropriate care, without the continued presence of council staff.
"We have, therefore, had to make the difficult decision to move people to alternative care homes where we can be assured they will receive the standards of care required."