Home targeted by Channel 4 closes for duration of appeal

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

Managers of Felden Croft nursing home in Hemel Hempstead have been forced to close the home for the duration of its appeal against the National Care Standards Commission¹s move to cancel the home¹s registration. Felden Croft, a 26-bed specialist nursing and rehabilitation unit, became the target of a flurry of unannounced inspections by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) following a Channel 4 broadcast which carried footage surreptitiously filmed at the home in 2002 (CT, February 2003). Felden Croft¹s owner Jenny Beesley, who is also a Conservative Councillor for the Dacorum Borough Council, the purlieu of which takes in Hemel Hempstead, said the welfare of the patients remained the first priority of Felden Croft and the disruption generated by recent excessive and disproportionate regulatory scrutiny, and the subsequent crippling financial burden that this had placed on the home, had meant that it had become impossible to continue in the absence of proper and regular funding. Caring Times under

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