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Hugh Myddelton House in Southgate could face legal action after third warning
A Southgate care home has received a third warning over standards and been told it must improve “as a matter of priority”.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission say that inaccurate staff rotas at Hugh Myddelton House in Old Farm Avenue meant that workers at the home did not have the required skills to deal with the needs of the disabled and elderly people living there.
It follows previous warnings in the last month over care plans not being reviewed or completed often enough and that medicines required by residents were not always in stock – leading to missed doses.
All three warnings relate to an unannounced inspection of the premises in March, and London deputy director of the Care Quality Commission, Matthew Trainer, said the regulator would take legal action to protect vulnerable people if improvements were not made before it returned.
He said: “We have now issued three warning notices to Hugh Myddelton House in a short space of time. This sends a clear message that there are issues in the home which need to be dealt with as a matter of priority.
“The essential Government standards are there to make sure that the care provided across health and care services keeps people safe and makes their welfare the top priority.
“They are a legal standard, and where we find non-compliance, providers are breaking the law.”
The home has already vowed to make improvements and has submitted an action plan to the Care Quality Commission.
Do you live, or have relatives living, in the home and have concerns about care standards? Call the Enfield Independent on 0208 359 5906.