The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has cancelled the registration of the manager of a London care home where residents had been assaulted by staff – and that decision has now been upheld by a care standards tribunal.
The Southwark tribunal heard that concerns regarding the way the home was being managed by Ms Oluku came to light when a care worker, Slawomira Kowalkowska, secretly filmed two of her colleagues abusing people living there. This evidence triggered an unannounced inspections by CQC in September 2010, which was followed up in November 2010.
Since that time CQC has worked closely with local commissioners, social services and the police to make sure people living at the home are protected. CQC has carried out four further inspections to follow up on the concerns raised.
A care home worker who abused a resident at a home in London has been sentenced today
Jonathan Aquino, 30, was sentenced to 18 months, half custodial and half on licence, for abusing an 80 year old woman with dementia at Ash Court Care Centre, Camden, in June last year
Camden Council’s safeguarding team, the police and CQC were alerted to the abuse on 23 June 2011 The family of the resident, concerned by the treatment their mother had received, had secretly filmed the abuse
Matthew Trainer, CQC’s Deputy Director of Operations in London, said: “CQC welcomes the sentence handed down today It is right that this behaviour has been handled robustly by the police and the courts This sends a strong message that it is unacceptable to abuse an elderly person in your care We hope it will act as a powerful deterrent to others”
36 Roseberry Gardens, a care home in Haringey, North London has closed after falling short of the essential standards of quality and safety
During two unannounced inspections last year, CQC inspectors found that the home was failing to meet 11 of the essential standards that people are legally entitled to expect
During the inspections, the inspectors witnessed:
Melbury House care home was falling short of the essential standards of quality and safety.
The results of the inspections show:
The provider voluntarily cancelled its registration at the site.