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CQC warns Bingley Wingfield Nursing Home that it is failing to protect the safety and welfare of the people using the service
28 September 2012
Regulator demands immediate improvement at West Yorkshire nursing home.
The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Dr Adeeb Ghoneim, registered provider of Bingley Wingfield Nursing Home, stating that he must make urgent improvements to standards of care or face further action.
The warning follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to the home, in Oakridge Court, Bingley, West Yorkshire, on 14 August 2012 to follow up requirements made during a previous inspection.
Bingley Wingfield Nursing Home provides accommodation and both personal and nursing care for up to 48 people.
On the most recent inspection, it was found that the home was still failing to ensure the right staffing levels were in place to meet the needs of people living in the home.
Concerns that there were insufficient numbers of staff had been identified by CQC following their inspection in May 2012 and the provider was asked to address these concerns. However, since this time no changes had been made to increase staffing levels.
Some people living at the home and some visiting relatives told inspectors that they felt there was a shortage of staff and complained that staff on duty were rushed.
In addition, staff themselves raised concern with inspectors that it was not always possible to meet everyone’s needs or ensure their choices were met due to a lack of staff.
Malcolm Bower-Brown, deputy director of CQC in the North said:
"The law sets out national standards that everyone who uses services should be able to expect. Providers have a duty to ensure they meet these standards.
“This warning sends a clear and public message that Dr Adeeb Ghoneim needs to address these issues as a matter of urgency or face serious consequences.
“We will return to Bingley Wingfield Nursing Home in the near future and if we find that the provider is not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to ensure residents are receiving the service they are entitled to expect.”
For further information please contact the CQC press office on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07917 232 143.
Notes to editors
CQC will publish further details of the inspectors’ findings in a review of compliance on its website at a later date.
CQC has issued a warning notice to Dr Adeeb Ghoneim requiring action to meet:
- Regulation 22, Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 Staffing
A deadline has been set for improvement. If this deadline is not met, CQC has a range of enforcement powers, which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions or prosecute the provider for failing to meet essential standards. Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.