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Fresh care home abuse claims

New allegations have emerged of mistreatment at a Nottingham care home already at the centre of a police investigation. The family of Kenneth Wright, 85, claim his life was cut short as a result of an assault by a care worker.

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CQC statement relating to Kenneth Wright case

CQC received information of concern from a whistleblower regarding the care of Kenneth Wright at Autumn Grange on 2 January 2010. Calls were made to follow this up on 6 and 7 January 2010, when messages were left. We contacted the local authority, who looked at it under their safeguarding remit and concluded that they were satisfied with the provider’s response to the incident.

Our records show that we contacted the whistleblower on 8 January 2010 to advise them that the local authority had investigated their concerns. CQC has carried out a number of inspections at Autumn Grange since the home was registered with us, and has taken enforcement action where required.

We do not have the legal power to investigate individual complaints or take action regarding retrospective matters, but do carry out unannounced inspections at any time of the day or night where a current risk of poor care is identified. If anyone has any information which suggests that people are receiving poor care, they should contact us on 03000 61 61 61.

– A spokesman for the Care Quality Commission

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