A care home company in Cheshire was fined £50,000 and £9,000 in costs at Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts in Liverpool yesterday, after pleading guilty to serious breaches of fire safety regulations.
Four Seasons (No 9) Ltd is part of Four Seasons Health Care Group and were found guilty of two breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, at its Cypress Court Care Home premises on Broad Street in Crewe.
An audit was completed on the premises on March 7th 2016 following a complaint from a relative of a resident who had concerns. Upon inspection deficiencies were found relating to compartmentation, means of fire detection and warning, means of escape, and evacuation procedures were found, putting the lives of people at risk of death or serious injury.
Anyone who has concerns about fire safety should contact Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on 01606 868700. More information can be found on the website
In a statement Four Seasons Care Homes said they regretted the fire safety breaches, but that it was an isolated incident.
The statement reads: