‘Inadequate’ Manchester care home has its residents removed

Residents at a dementia-specialist care home in Manchester that has a large amount of safety concerns are being moved to alternative accommodation.

The care home, Viewpark Care Home, Moston, Manchester, was rated as ‘Inadequate’ and placed under special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors said it had a high risk of scalding from water taps and found some pain relief medication had run out.

Manchester City Council has cancelled its contract and is moving 12 residents. The CQC report found a bath chair was unsafe and raised concerns about medicine management.

The report also noted the homes cleanliness which included a dirty wheelchair, dirty wall tiles and one bedroom having a strong odour of urine. The home was blocked from taking any new residents in September.

Councillor Bev Craig said: “We have been working with families during the last few weeks to help them find alternative home for their relatives as their wellbeing is our priority.”

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