Tyne & Wear

Lynemouth's Elaine House Care Home issued warning

A Northumberland care home has been issued with three formal warnings after failing to meet government standards.

Elaine House Care Home, in Lynemouth, was inspected by staff from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last month and a report published this week has outlined concerns.

Inspectors said one resident had lost more than two stones in eight months and falls had not been logged in the home's accident book.

The home was unavailable for comment.

The CQC report calls for standards of care and welfare, the safety and suitability of premises and the safety and suitability of equipment to be improved.

The report's summary stated: "We had concerns about people's care and welfare and concluded that care and treatment was not always planned or delivered to meet people's assessed needs."

The provider, listed as Mrs Parveen Dulai, must send the CQC a report by 29 January, setting out the action the home will take.

In 2012, the CQC called for improvements at the home after concluding there were issues with cleanliness and infection control, the privacy and dignity of residents and standards of maintenance at the property.

Two follow-up visits found standards had improved before slipping back.

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