TV criticism of care in nursing home draws angry response

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

A Worcestershire nursing home owner has hit back after a television documentary made allegations against his home. A reporter for Carlton’s “Who Cares – the ill-treatment of the elderly” went undercover to work as a voluntary care assistant at the 25-bed St Margaret’s nursing home in Droitwich, owned by Redwood Healthcare plc. She said her references and CV had not been checked. She also said residents had been readied for bed by 6.45pm with no attempt to provide games, entertainment or other activity. A number of patients records were also said to be missing. Worcestershire Health Authority’s nursing home inspectorate is reported to have begun an investigation. Redwood managing director Huw James told Caring Times that the Worcestershire Health Authority inspectorate had since contacted Carlton TV, saying they had found no evidence of any abuse at St Margaret’s and that the residents were being well cared-for. “Nothing was shown in the TV programme about St Margaret’s that would cause concern,” Mr James said

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