Northern Ireland care home closed to new admissions in safety probe
08 March 2018 – Belfast Telegraph
Glenabbey Manor in Glengormley is owned by Runwood Homes. This is the same company that operated Ashbrooke Care Home in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, forced to close last year after regulators said conditions in the facility posed a serious risk to life.
The firm also owns Dunmurry Manor, situated on the outskirts of Belfast, which has been at the centre of a number of official probes over conditions there.
The latest development prompted a call for the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) to be given greater powers to act when companies continually fail to meet basic safety standards.
The RQIA said yesterday that it took enforcement action against Glenabbey Manor after an unannounced inspection of the facility on 13 and 14.02.2018 carried out in response to intelligence it had received.
During the visit, it emerged that two residents had fallen at the home and required medical care. The RQIA had not been informed of the incidents – despite being a requirement by law.
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