Abington care home shut after ‘significant concerns’

A care home in Northampton has shut following “significant concerns” about the level of nursing care being offered to its elderly residents.

Green Park Residential Nursing Home in Wellingborough Road, Abington, was closed on Friday, after inspectors from the independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) expressed concerns for the well-being of its residents.

The 17 elderly residents began to be moved out at the beginning of last week and have now been placed in other homes in the area by officers from Northamptonshire County Council, working alongside healthcare professionals from Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust.

In an inspection by the CQC in April this year, the home received a zero star rating.

It is understood inspectors were initially concerned about health and safety at the premises but, on further inspection, they had concerns about the level of care its elderly residents were receiving and the ability of the management to respond to their concerns.

A CGC spokesperson said: “A key inspection of Green Park care home was undertaken in April.

“CGC gave the home a nil star rating after the inspection, where a number of concerns were raised in relation to care practices.”

Owners, the Msaada group, based in nearby Kettering Road, informed the CGC it wished to de-register the home’s nursing category service earlier this month and residents began to be moved out at the beginning of last week, with the last resident leaving the building on Friday.

A spokesperson from the county council said: “Following significant concerns about both the level of nursing care being offered at Green Park Nursing Home and the nursing home’s ability to respond to these concerns, the county council working alongside health colleagues took the decision last week to move residents to alternative accommodation.

“All residents have now been moved. Although we recognise that this has caused some disruption to the people involved, we believe this action was essential to ensure they were being given the best possible level of nursing care.

“Full care assessments for each person were carried out to identify their needs so they could be moved to an appropriate accommodation. We have been working closely with the residents and their families wherever possible within the limited time frame to keep them informed and reassured of the reasons behind this decision.”

Msaada group were unavailable for comment yesterday.