4:20pm Thursday 24th May 2012
By David Hardiman
A Southgate care home must “urgently improve” after a second formal warning over standards.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission say disabled and elderly people at Hugh Myddelton House in Old Farm Avenue may not be receiving “safe and appropriate care” because plans were not being reviewed often enough or were not complete.
It follows another warning given last month after inspectors found that medicines required by people living in the home were not always in stock, or insecurely stored, and doses were being missed.
Deputy director of the Care Quality Commission in London, Matthew Trainer, warned that if progress was not made by the next inspection the regulator would take legal action to protect the home’s residents.
He added: “Providers have a duty to make sure that the care and treatment they deliver meets the essential standards that everyone is legally entitled to expect.
“The issues at Hugh Myddelton House need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
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