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Enniskillen nursing home left patients in bed and gave them cold food

Graan Abbey nursing home in Enniskillen has severely criticised a nursing home after the quality of care fell below minimum standards.

A nursing home providing care to more than 80 elderly people has been severely criticised by health regulators.

Inspectors found numerous breaches to health and safety regulations and raised concerns about unattended medication, cold food being served, insufficient staff training and out-of date care records.

The quality of care at the Graan Abbey nursing home in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh was found to have fallen below minimum standards. It has now been served with an enforcement notice.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) carried out an unannounced inspection after it was contacted by a whistleblower in April.

Other homes that were under RQIA scrutiny for a sustained period include Cherry Tree home in Carrickfergus, which was found to be consistently failing, and Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast, which was banned from taking on new patients after it failed to act on repeated warnings to improve nursing care standards.

 

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