Reintroduce care home inspections, says councillor

Great idea!

Wallasey & Moreton

A senior Wirral Councillor is calling for visits to nursing and care homes in the Borough. The call follows a series of poor reports by the Care Quality Commission into the standard of care provided to Wirral’s elderly and vulnerable residents.

Councillor Lesley Rennie, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Councillors, said: “With the vast majority of care in Wirral now provided by the independent care sector, I believe we must look again at the standards being provided.

“Most homes provide a very good level of care for the rates paid by the Council but, as the CQC has revealed, some do not. It is not acceptable for the Town Hall to pass the buck. When the Council ran care homes, we would often visit, sometimes unannounced, to see for ourselves the care that was being provided. Over time, this has fallen by the wayside.

“I believe the time is right…

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