CQC has issued two fixed penalty notices on a nursing home in North Yorkshire following failures to notify CQC contrary to the Regulations. The notifications related to a failure to report the detection of Legionella contrary to Regulation 18 and a failure to notify CQC of the suspension of a manager contrary to Regulation 15. The two fixed penalty notices cost the provider £2,500.
Malcolm Bower-Brown, CQC, stated “Every provider has a legal duty to ensure that it meets national care standards to ensure residents receive the service they are entitled to expect. Failure to notify CQC of serious issues or events that have the potential to impact directly on the safety and welfare of residents is unacceptable.”
CQC has confirmed that one of the areas it is currently focussing on is breaches of the notification requirements.