Care homes to be sold
TWO city care homes which have been slammed by the health watchdog in recent months are to be sold at auction.
Southview Residential Care Home, at Woodside, in Lipson, and Park View Residential Care Home, in Peverell, both currently stand empty.
Plymouth City Council's safeguarding team removed residents from both homes in July, as reported in The Herald, after damning reports by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Herald reported in May how the CQC had taken enforcement action against Park View after inspectors found medicines were not being administered properly.
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And we also reported later that same month how enforcement action had been taken against Southview after CQC inspectors reported concerns with staff, medication management and record keeping as well as nutritional needs of residents, cleanliness, and the safety and suitability of the premises.
At the time Councillor Sue McDonald, cabinet member for adult health and social care, said the findings by CQC inspectors were "not acceptable".
The two homes, owned and run by Nick Chapman of Ashley Residential Care Limited, will now go under the hammer next month.