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CQC fines Hull care home £1,875 for failure to comply with regulations

CQC fines Hull care home £1,875 for failure to comply with regulations

A care home which failed to notify the Care Quality Commission in line with national requirements has been issued with fines totalling £1,875.

CQC has issued two fixed penalty notices – one to the provider, Donnelly Care Homes Limited, and one to the manager of Eastrise Residential Home following their failure to notify the commission within the required timescales about incidents affecting residents at the home.

CQC carried out an unannounced inspection at Eastrise Residential Home on the 20 and 21November 2013.

Following a review of records, inspectors identified that there had been a failure to inform CQC on two separate occasions when a resident had sustained an injury requiring hospital treatment.

In the light of the failure to meet legally required national standards, CQC has issued fixed penalty notices totalling £1,875.

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in the North said:

“Every registered provider and manager has a legal duty to ensure that they meet national care standards and to advise CQC of serious incidents and events to enable us to discharge our regulatory responsibilities on behalf of the people who use the service.

“The failures on this occasion to inform CQC of two serious incidents relating to the provision of care, is unacceptable. “Donnelly Care Homes Limited has now paid the fines in full and we will continue to monitor the home closely as part of our regulatory responsibilities.”

For further information please contact CQC Regional Communications Officer Kirstin Hannaford on 0191 233 3629.

The CQC press office can be contacted on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07917 232 143

NOTES TO EDITORS

You can find reports on this provider at on the CQC website here.

CQC has issued a fixed penalty notice to Donnelly Care Homes Limited, for its failure to meet:

  • Regulation 18 Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, Notification of other incidents

CQC has issued a fixed penalty notice to the manager of Eastrise Residential care Home, for her failure to meet:

  • Regulation 18 Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, Notification of other incidents

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, CQC can serve a penalty notice when a registered person has failed to comply with the Act, and we consider that swiftly achieving compliance without beginning proceedings is a realistic alternative to prosecution.

Any fixed penalty paid to CQC must be repaid by CQC to the Secretary of State. The legal requirements and associated fines are set out in:

www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/documents/20120321_final_enforc ement_policy_for_publication.pdf

CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions or prosecute the provider for failing to meet essential standards. Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.

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