Saturday, 21 July 2018

Nursing home in police probe goes on market

A NURSING home in Sonning Common that was at the centre of a police investigation was

A NURSING home in Sonning Common that was at the centre of a police investigation was due to be sold at auction this week.

Orchard Lodge in Baskerville Road was being marketed as an 11-bedroom house available for £520,000.

The 11 residents of the home were rehoused in October after the owners, Nageeb and Naz Aubdool, from Calcot, were arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect.

Police said later that no action would be taken against the couple, who have owned the property since 2009.

When the residents were removed, Thames Valley Police said they were working with Oxfordshire County Council on safeguarding issues.

In August 2011 the couple were issued with a formal warning by the care industry watchdog after an inspection found that nine out of 17 essential standards of quality and safety were not being met. In its report, the Care Quality Commission said: “The home failed to ensure people received adequate nutrition and hydration, was not protecting people with limited mobility or who were prone to falls, or providing appropriate care for people with specific needs, such as diabetes and pressure ulcers.

“Inspectors found that the provider did not have systems in place for monitoring the quality and safety of care given to people, which may put people at risk of harm.”

In the most recent inspection on the home in April 2014, it was found to meet all standards required.

The commission said: “The home was caring. People we spoke with were complimentary about the home. One person told us, ‘staff are lovely and the care is a very good standards’. Another person told us, ‘it’s good and friendly here, I would recommend it’.”

The property is built over three floors.

The auction took place at Green Park in Reading.

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