Embargoes lifted at three Runwood Homes’ services in Northern Ireland


Rose Court

Embargoes have been lifted at three Runwood Homes’ services in Northern Ireland.

The suspensions on admissions to Glenabbey Manor, Clifton Nursing Home and Rose Court were lifted following inspections by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).

COO, Gavin O’Hare-Connolly said: “We are pleased that the improved standards of care and practise have been recognised by the RQIA and the Trusts. We hope that our latest news will give the local communities surrounding our homes assurances that there are no concerns.

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“Runwood Homes are running a professional and stable service where care quality meets the levels expected and set by the Trusts and Nursing and Residential Care Home Standards.  Our new structure supports our enhanced quality governance agenda, and has realised proactive monitoring of our services to ensure the high standard of care we expect is as standard.”

Glenabbey Manor had been closed to new admissions following resident welfare concerns earlier this year, while the regulator issued a warning to Rose Court in July over the use of share underwear, although Runwood Homes denied the practice was taking place. Clifton Nursing Home had previously been found to have failed to meet minimum standards following an inspection in June.

A spokesperson for the Northern Trust said: “The Northern Trust together with the RQIA, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and the Department of Health, have been working on an improvement plan with Runwood Homes and their staff at Glenabbey Manor and Rose Court for a number of months.

“The concerns that were identified have been fully addressed and new admissions are now being made to these homes, as all partners are satisfied that they have reached the required standards and are providing safe and effective care. The homes continue to be monitored to ensure standards are kept at a high level.”



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