Company withdraws from appeal against closure of home

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Leicestershire-based company has dropped its appeal against the closure of its Parkview nursing home in Roundhay, Leeds. After an eight-day hearing Prime Life plc discontinued the appeal against the closure of the home and cancellation of its registration ordered by Leeds health Authority and Leeds City Council. Prime Life’s lawyer said publicity during the appeal had put pressure on staff. “The publicity tends to force both parties into a position where they continue fighting,” the lawyer said. The appeal had heard evidence of residents being left in poor condition, some with scabies and one with maggots in a leg wound. It was also stated that patient care plans were as much as six months out of date. After the discontinuation of the appeal, Leeds Health Authority and Leeds City Council said in a joint statement: “The evidence which has been heard demonstrated that there was a very real risk to the welfare of the residents at Parkview.”

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