7:41 pm, Tue 14 May 2013 York care home abuse hearing
Nurse denies abuse at North Yorkshire care home
A nurse accused of physically and verbally abusing dementia patients at a North Yorkshire care home is waiting to hear if she'll be struck off.
Christina Cooper denies the allegations and returned to London today for what's expected to be the final part of her hearing for alleged misconduct.
The panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council has now finished listening to submissions in the case.
10:23 am, Fri 18 Jan 2013 Care home fined by CQC
Gateshead care home fined £8,000 by Care Quality Commission
by Lucy Taylor
Rosewood House, a residential care home for older people in Teams, Gateshead, was given two fixed penalty notices of £4,000 each by the regulator after failing to meet national standards last year.
2:41 pm, Thu 17 Jan 2013 Care home fined by CQC
Residents at care home "went without medication because supplies ran out"
Rosewood House in Gateshead has been fined £8,000 by the Care Quality Commission after it failed inspections.
2:37 pm, Thu 17 Jan 2013 Care home fined by CQC
Gateshead care home fined £8,000 after failing inspection
A care home has been fined £8,000 after failing an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Rosewood House in Gateshead was given two fixed penalty notices after it failed to meet national standards on several counts:
Managing medicines: some residents were not given all their medicines because some supplies ran out - and allergies were not always recorded.
Care and welfare of residents
The home was inspected in April and May last year and again in July. The regulator says improvements have been made since then.
Rosewood Care LLP, which runs the home, has released a statement:
We have a new management team in place, who have dealt with the concerns and issues raised by the CQC.
Our last unannounced inspections were passed with flying colours. We
continue to work alongside all the regulatory bodies (CQC, Local Authorities
and PCT) to maintain the highest of standards.
The care and attention to the needs of our residents and their continued
wellbeing is paramount to the ethos of Rosewood Care.
– Afzal Ahmad, Proprietor, Rosewood Care LLP
1:19 pm, Fri 26 Oct 2012
Winterbourne View: man from Middlesbrough jailed
A nurse from Middlesbrough has been jailed for six months for neglect relating to patients at the Winterbourne View Care Home near Bristol.
Six of the 11 care workers who admitted a total of 36 charges of neglect or abuse of patients have been jailed.
Nurse Kelvin Fore, 33, from Middlesbrough, was jailed for six months for wilfully neglecting patients. Ringleader Wayne Rogers, 32, who admitted nine counts of ill-treating patients, was jailed for two years.
The abuse was uncovered by a BBC Panorama programme.
Judge Neil Ford QC said there was a "culture of cruelty" at the care home.
2:07 pm, Fri 20 Apr 2012
Care home worker facing neglect charge
York police have charged a care home worker with the assault and neglect of an elderly woman in her care.
The 54-year-old woman is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court in May charged with assault by beating and wilfully neglecting a person without capacity.
The victim is 85 and lives in the Lodge care home in Heslington.
1:00 pm, Wed 18 Apr 2012 Middlesbrough man admits care home neglect
Middlesbrough man admits care home neglect
A care home worker from Middlesbrough has admitted the wilful neglect of residents he was looking after.
Kelvin Fore, 33, admitted acharge of wilfully neglecting Simone Blake at Bristol Crown Court.
The charges follow undercover footage recorded by BBC1's Panorama that appeared to show vulnerable residents being pinned down, slapped and doused in water.
Eleven members of staff at the private care home have been charged with more than 40 allegations of ill-treating and wilfully neglecting patients between February and March 2011.