According to BBC News, six staff have been suspended from a care home for adults with learning difficulties after authorities uncovered a number of failings and slipping standards.
Inspectors visiting the Cerrig Camu facility in Dolgellau, which cares for 24 adults in four buildings, found a number of worrying issues. One of the main problems was the bathrooms and toilets at the home, which were in a poor state of repair and were institutional in their appearance. In addition, all communal areas smelled unpleasantly and strongly of disinfectant.
Other problems included poor staff morale and poor communication amongst team members, as well as medication being dispensed and recorded incorrectly. In fact, inspectors found that staff had had not had sufficient administration of medication training.
Food quality was also found to be poor, and was served without much consideration for the health and nutritional needs of the home’s residents.
The home’s owner Regard Partnership Ltd, which was told by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) to make immediate improvements, released a statement saying:
“The findings of that independent report have led us to take immediate action and suspended six of our care staff at Cerrig Camu, pending further enquiries,”