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MP speaks out about 'distressing' failures in Edmonton's Sunbridge Care Centre
A politician says it is “very distressing” to hear people in an Edmonton care home are not receiving the care they deserve.
Edmonton MP Andy Love is concerned for the residents of Sunbridge Care Centre in Hickory Close after its owners were issued a formal warning by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The MP said: “It is very distressing to learn that some of the most vulnerable residents in my constituency aren’t receiving the care that they need and are paying to receive.
“Poor medicines management is no small issue and could cause severe risk to the residents’ health."
Inspectors made an unannounced visit to the home, which is owned by Four Seasons 2000 Limited, in July.
They discovered staff failed to ensure people living in the home were protected against risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines.
They found incorrect doses had been issued to a number of people and records did not match the number of tablets remaining.
Mr Love added: “I fully support the work that the Care Quality Commission do to ensure that people receive care of an adequate standard.
“In cases where vulnerable people are unable to speak up for themselves, many of these failings would otherwise fall under the radar.”
A statement from Sunbridge Care Home was issued to the Enfield Independent yesterday. It said: “We deeply regret that in this instance Sunbridge Care Home fell below the standards we usually deliver and that our residents are entitled to expect.”
It claimed the wellbeing and comfort of residents is the home’s “priority” and urgent action is being taken to rectify the issue.