CQC cancels Hull care home’s registration


The CQC has cancelled the registration of Durham Care Homes in Hull.

The decision to cancel the registration of the service, which was not contested by its provider, Mr Thurairatnam Nadarajah Prakash, was completed on April 25.

Mr Prakash, who had previously announced his intention to close the home after it was rated ‘inadequate’ following an inspection in February, did not contest the CQC’s decision.

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The inspection revealed a significant deterioration in the care being provided and inspectors began the process to take enforcement action. Previously the service had been rated requires improvement in October 2017 and November 2018.

Inspectors found that people’s safety had been placed at risk due to safeguarding policies and procedures not being followed.

People were found to have not received their medicines as prescribed and staff recruitment was described as “poor” with insufficient numbers to meet people’s needs.

Meals at the service were described as “repetitive” with people having little choice. The CQC also reported that staff had to be prompted on two occasions to seek medical assessment for people during its inspection.

The CQC said inspectors had worked closely with Hull City Council who supported the safe relocation of the home’s 14 residents prior to its action and the closure.


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