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The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1 million. The biggest ever list of offenders included employers in hairdressing, retail, hospitality and care homes. Excuses for underpaying workers included using tips to top up pay, docking wages to pay for…
An investigation has been launched into the death of an 87-year-old man after a lift he was using collapsed at a care home. The man died in Salford Royal Hospital after being injured at the Serendipity Care Home in Urmston (pictured), Greater Manchester. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker, of Greater…
Almost three quarters of hospitals in England have had patients wait for more than 100 days to be discharged, even though they are medically fit to leave, a report suggests. One patient had to wait for more than a year, according to a BBC investigation. The 62-year-old patient, who had…
One of the UK's large care home providers has still not met official standards at a residence in Northern Ireland. Dunmurry Manor in Belfast is owned by Essex-based Runwood Homes. Health regulators first raised concerns in October but said full compliance with regulations had not yet been achieved in delivering…
An NHS Trust has apologised after an elderly woman remained on a ward for six months at a cost of more than £80,000 despite being fit for discharge. Iris Sibley, 89, and her family were left "distressed and let down" after multiple attempts to move her into a nursing home…
A care provider has been fined after an elderly woman suffered serious burns when she fell against an uncovered radiator in a residential home. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which brought the prosecution, said dementia sufferer Kathleen Walters, 79, needed skin grafts after falling against the radiator in her en-suite…
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