– Amanda Rogers, West Sussex County Council’s Director of Adults’ Services,
We have now spoken with all residents and/or their relatives and continue to provide the necessary support for them as they make their choices over alternative care accommodation.
Clearly the actions we have taken in this instance have generated concern and anxiety among residents and families, but equally we have also received a lot of support for our actions.
The County Council, NHS and partner agencies are committed to ensuring that the residents of West Sussex receive good standards of care in all registered residential and domiciliary care services...”
More than sixty infirm and frail residents are still waiting to be moved out of a care home in Crawley after a catalogue of appalling neglect was revealed.
A report out today by the Care and Quality Commission found that residents' calls for help at Oakhurst Grange were ignored. They were left lying in their own waste and dentures weren't cleaned for days on end. Earlier this month BUPA announced it was closing down the home.