Services at Anglesey care home under review

ONE of Anglesey’s largest nursing homes is under review by social services. The 78-bed Sant Tysilio home in Llanfairpwll has come under the scrutiny of the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) – with temporary restrictions put on admissions.

Those restrictions have now been lifted but services remain under review by the CSSIW, Anglesey social services and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

A spokeswoman for the CSSIW confirmed: “CSSIW is aware of a situation at the care home.

“CSSIW is continuing to work with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and the responsible Local Authorities to monitor the service provision at Sant Tysilio.

“The situation is being dealt with under the escalating concerns process.”

Guidance on the ‘escalating concerns’ process state: “Escalating concerns arise where there are accumulating issues relating to the operation of, or quality of care provided in, a registered care home providing services to adults.”

But Director of Sant Tysilio, Paul Bradley said: “The standard of care is excellent at Sant Tysilio. We work with the CSSIW and local authorities.

“We work with local health boards, doctors surgeries and district nurses, we work with all professionals on an ongoing basis to make sure we maintain quality.

“We are constantly reviewing care procedures and will be doing that on an ongoing basis. There’s nothing different happening at the care home.”

The home has capacity to look after 78 elderly people with two care units within the home, one in which general nursing is provided. The other is a specialist care unit for service users with dementia/ mental infirmity.

Isle of Anglesey County Council confirmed that they were monitoring the situation alongside the CSSIW.

A spokesman for the Health Board said: “The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board can confirm that although restrictions were placed on admissions to the Sant Tysilio Nursing Home these were lifted in February.

“The Health Board and social services are continuing to review services at the nursing home and are unable to comment further at this time.”