MP criticises Shedfield nursing home after damning report

MP George Hollingbery
MP George Hollingbery
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A NURSING home has been criticised by Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery after it was found to be inadequate in an assessment from the Care Quality Commission.

The report, released on Thursday, said that Ashley Manor Nursing Home, in Winchester Road, Shedfield, was ‘inadequate’ on all five of its assessment categories.

Some of the issues highlighted showed poor hygiene, a lack of staff training, medicines not being administered correctly and a lack of staff.

Mr Hollingbery said: ‘This is clearly a very concerning development and, after reading the CQC’s report, it is one of the worst I have seen.

‘The fact that the inspectors found services were not safe, effective or caring goes to the very heart of what a nursing home should offer and residents’ loved ones will, I’m sure, be demanding answers.

‘I’m pleased that the CQC is taking robust action by placing the home under special measures. I very much hope that the elderly residents and their families will soon see the necessary improvements.

‘In the meantime, I will be talking regularly with the CQC to ensure I’m kept up to date with developments.’

The home will have another unannounced visit by the CQC in the next six months and if it fails, it could be closed down.