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Care home closed down over safety fears

Residents are being moved out of a The Limes in Hinckley after inspectors found it was dirty and unsafe. 

When the Care Quality Commission inspected The Limes on Derby Road in June, they also saw staff not wearing masks to care for patients. 

Leicestershire County Care Limited that operates the home for up to 40 people said they will try and move residents to other local homes within the group. 

In a statement a spokesperson from LCCL told Fosse 107:

"The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the regulator of care homes, has issued an urgent Notice of Decision to remove The Limes as a location where a regulated activity can be carried on from.We understand this will be an upsetting time for residents, their families and staff, and our priority remains making sure everyone is kept safe at this challenging time. Over the coming weeks, we are committed to working closely with Leicestershire County Council, the CQC, as well as families and their loved ones, to ensure a smooth transition. Where possible, we will seek to relocate staff and residents to other local homes in the Group."

When the Care Quality Commission inspected the service in June 2020, the report of the visit, released in July said 

"People were not protected from the risk of avoidable harm or abuse because the systems and processes in place to safeguard people were not effective. There were a high number of unwitnessed falls and opportunities to learn from accidents and incidents were missed."

"Staffing numbers were not sufficient to meet people's needs or keep them safe. There were risks that people would not get their prescribed medicines at the right time. Administration records were not always completed accurately. Medicine trained staff were not available on every shift and some staff had not had their competency to manage people's medicines assessed. Staff did not have time to spend with people and could not always meet people's needs or keep them safe. People did not receive the reassurance and support they required when they were distressed because staff did not have time or did not have the skills required to support people living with dementia. People's privacy and dignity was not always protected."




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