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.
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