Seven staff suspended in care home investigation

Seven staff suspended in care home investigation

Seven staff suspended in care home investigation

First published in News

Seven members of staff have been suspended at Braintree’s biggest care home amid concerns over the treatment of residents.

A source close to The Old Deanery and St Mary’s Court in Bocking, which has 156 elderly residents, said staff had been suspended after allegations were made to the management about the treatment of residents in The Old Deanery.

The management has since hired an independent law firm to carry out a full investigation as a matter of urgency, but declined to elaborate on the nature of the allegations.

On Monday evening, as many as 60 relatives of residents attended the care home for a meeting to learn of the situation, what action was being taken and to have questions answered. 

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9:51am Thu 6 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection on The Old Deanery and St Mary’s Court Home only just a little more than a year ago (on 21st January 2013) when they looked at matters concerning ‘Staffing’ and ‘Supporting Workers’ standards.

The CQC reported that there were enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs; and also that there were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people's needs.

So what has apparently gone so badly wrong since that time?

It will be interesting to see whether the CQC ‘didn’t see the wood for the trees’ or whether there has been a significant deterioration in the quality of care provided in the year or so following their unannounced inspection and declaration of standards being met.

I think this is could be a mighty interesting storyline.

Anyone wishing to 'read up' on the previous CQC report can see it at http://www.olddeaner
y.com/assets/pdf/St-
Marys-CQC-Inspection
-Report-Feb-2013.pdf
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection on The Old Deanery and St Mary’s Court Home only just a little more than a year ago (on 21st January 2013) when they looked at matters concerning ‘Staffing’ and ‘Supporting Workers’ standards. The CQC reported that there were enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs; and also that there were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people's needs. So what has apparently gone so badly wrong since that time? It will be interesting to see whether the CQC ‘didn’t see the wood for the trees’ or whether there has been a significant deterioration in the quality of care provided in the year or so following their unannounced inspection and declaration of standards being met. I think this is could be a mighty interesting storyline. Anyone wishing to 'read up' on the previous CQC report can see it at http://www.olddeaner y.com/assets/pdf/St- Marys-CQC-Inspection -Report-Feb-2013.pdf OMPITA [Intl]
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9:59am Thu 6 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

CQC only see what they want to see, I have complained to them before and they just put their head in the sand, they don't care and should have that word removed from their description, just another sector faking it!
CQC only see what they want to see, I have complained to them before and they just put their head in the sand, they don't care and should have that word removed from their description, just another sector faking it! totallyfootball
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11:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

Linstock says...

Hired a care company based on CQC report, what a mistake that was, CQC is just another outfit not fit for purpose in the care sector
If the care sector is not soon sorted out Social Services will need a massive Safeguarding team.
Rely on the Tories, privatise everything till nothing works properly.
Hired a care company based on CQC report, what a mistake that was, CQC is just another outfit not fit for purpose in the care sector If the care sector is not soon sorted out Social Services will need a massive Safeguarding team. Rely on the Tories, privatise everything till nothing works properly. Linstock
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10:58am Mon 10 Mar 14

Skrib69 says...

It is easy to criticise and blame things on the local government from an arm chair, but the reality is that funding doesn't affect the way you behave toward an elderly person. Whilst the report doesn't go into what the staff were suspended for, you can still have compassion and care in an African slum.
It is easy to criticise and blame things on the local government from an arm chair, but the reality is that funding doesn't affect the way you behave toward an elderly person. Whilst the report doesn't go into what the staff were suspended for, you can still have compassion and care in an African slum. Skrib69
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