Norfolk couple fined for health & safety breaches


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

A Norfolk couple have been fined a total of almost £15,000 following an NCSC report into conditions at their care home. Karen and Rainer Doss, owners of the East View home in Yarmouth, catering for elderly people with mental health problems, admitted serious breaches of health and safety legislation when they appeared before Yarmouth magistrates. The court heard that local authority inspectors found blood-soaked towels, dirt, and urine when they began investigating in February 2003, following a report by the NCSC. Prosecutor Chris Skinner described conditions in the home as “appalling”. The eight residents of the home have now moved and the home is closed. In mitigation it was said that East View, which had been registered for 21 residents, had been running at a loss with only eight residents and Mrs Doss had been obliged to take a full time job to subsidise it. It was added that efforts had been made to upgrade the home. “It has been a long and difficult case but we are very pleased with the result,” said M





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

End of life care – care homes can do it well

By guest blogger Professor Keri Thomas,

Clinical director, National GSF Centre for End of Life Care

News that care homes could, based on current trends, overtake...

The DTOCs dashboard dilemma

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

The Department of Health refers to delayed transfers of care – the issue of people not being able to move...

From where I stand . . .

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A group of residents’ families have criticised the Care Quality Commission’s refusal to review the ‘good’ rating it awarded to...