Nottinghamshire care home contract suspended by council

Red Rose nursing home in Farndon
Image caption The Red Rose nursing home was criticised for its quality of care

A Nottinghamshire care home has had its contract with the county council suspended because of concerns over standard of care for residents.

Red Rose Nursing Home in Farndon is the ninth home in the county to have its contract suspended since March.

A spokesman for the county council said talks had taken place with the owners but "insufficient progress" had been made.

The owners of Red Rose Nursing Home were not available for comment.

Improvements needed

Problems identified at the home included staff training and issues around pain management and pressure sores.

The home was investigated by the council and NHS Nottinghamshire County in response to concerns about nursing care, a county council spokesman said.

The council has been working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) over the past year to bring improvements to the home.

A CQC statement said that the care home had failed to implement "an effective care plan" to manage the risk of pressure sores.

It said the home was issued with a compliance order to deal with the problem, and added that it would monitor the service at the home.

The CQC said relatives of residents at the home had rated the care as "very good".

Council spokesman David Hamilton said: "We will no longer allow new residents who we fund to be placed at the home until the necessary improvements are made."

The other homes in the county that have had their contracts suspended are Rufford Care Centre in Worksop, North Clifton Hall Nursing Home, Manor House Care Home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Gedling Care Home, Moorlands in Brinsley, Spring Lane Residential Home in Lambley, Meadow Lodge in Beeston and Abelard Care Home in West Bridgford.

The Spring Lane Residential Home in Lambley had its registration cancelled by the CQC earlier this month after an inspection found people at risk.

The CQC said it had received information that eight residents had suffered bruising at the home.

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