Health trust criticised over Bicester care home failings

The Oxford Times: Health trust criticised over care home failings Health trust criticised over care home failings

ANOTHER site owned by the trust criticised over the death of a teenager has failed an inspection.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has apologised after its care home on Piggy Lane in Bicester failed a Care Quality Commission inspection.

It was inspected on January 8 and “raised concerns” in several areas, said the CQC report.

Medication was out of date, and staff admitted that they could not always provide safe care because of management and staffing problems.

The report said: “They said they had far too much to do, and this sometimes compromised the safety of the care they could deliver.”

Katrina Percy, chief executive of  Southern Health, has this morning said: “Obviously I am extremely disappointed that we have not been offering the quality of services we should be.

“All of our drive and passion is going into improving the services we offer.”

Last month, the trust apologised after a CQC report criticised failings over the care of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk.

He drowned while he was having a bath at Slade House, Headington.

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5:45pm Thu 6 Mar 14

witneyer says...

Not fit for purpose. Sack the lot of 'em and start again.

And fancy putting a grinning CEO photo up alongside safety concerns and the earlier death of an 18 yr old all because of failings of the Trust.
Some 'trust'!
Not fit for purpose. Sack the lot of 'em and start again. And fancy putting a grinning CEO photo up alongside safety concerns and the earlier death of an 18 yr old all because of failings of the Trust. Some 'trust'! witneyer
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9:50am Wed 19 Mar 14

ksha1000 says...

Why is this woman refusing to resign, despite evidence of bad practice throughout the trust? The lives of so many vulnerable people must be in danger until she does? Surely there needs to be a more through enquiry into her responsibilities regarding this crisis?
Why is this woman refusing to resign, despite evidence of bad practice throughout the trust? The lives of so many vulnerable people must be in danger until she does? Surely there needs to be a more through enquiry into her responsibilities regarding this crisis? ksha1000
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