Four Seasons goes into administration

One of Britain’s largest care home groups, Four Seasons Health Care, has gone into administration.

Two of the holding companies behind the firm appointed administrators on Tuesday after struggling to repay their debts.

The group serves about 17,000 residents and patients and employs some 20,000 staff.

Four Seasons said the move would not affect care arrangements or lead to the closure of homes.

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Wiltshire mental health beds shut amid safety concerns

Two of Wiltshire’s three emergency mental health units are to shut their assessment beds for a year after inspectors raised safety concerns.

The Care Quality Commission highlighted ligature risks and delays in assessing patients at Fountain Way, Salisbury, and Sandalwood Court, Swindon.
The CQC said the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership it was not “always safe, effective, responsive or well led”.

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West Sussex disability care homes investigated

Police inquiries and unannounced inspections have been carried out at disability care homes in West Sussex.
They were in response to “significant safeguarding concerns” after a number of reported deaths.
The CQC was alerted to Sussex Health Care services by West Sussex County Council.

New placements have now been suspended to eight homes run by the organisation.

Two homes in Horsham were identified by the CQC as homes with “significant safeguarding concerns”. The Laurels in Guildford Road – for young adults only – and Orchard Lodge in Dorking Road, cater for people with complex physical and learning difficulties.

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