Two Bristol care homes found not maintaining standards

Two Bristol care homes found not maintaining standardsStandards will be improved by two care homes in Bristol that houses people with learning difficulties after they were asked to do so.

In Filton St David’s Lodge Causeway and Hazelhurst was visited by inspectors, according to a Care Quality Commission, CQC, spokesman.

There were some concerns that were of serious nature raised by councils of Bristol and South Gloucestershire that were behind these visits.

Essential standards pertaining to safety and quality were not met by both the homes, the spokesman said.

On December 16 and 30 in 2010, visits that were unannounced were made to Hazelhurs. Here the number of people staying is 10. The reason for the visit was Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council had alerted the commission of some major concerns pertaining to safety.

About six essential standards were not being met by the home.

The shortcomings found were untrained staff that could not prevent abuse and when suspected, appropriate responses were not being made. For about two years the home was being run without a cleaner and was dirty.

Staff members were unable to support residents as they busy in cleaning up the home.

Another home visited was St David's Lodge that housed about 11 people who had learning disabilities.

Inspectors noted that about 10 standards were not being met here too.