A care home operator has had his Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration cancelled following a rating of “inadequate” in a recent inspection. The CQC took the action to cancel the registration of Mr Thurairatnam Nadarajah Prakash and he is now no longer legally allowed to provide care at his service Durham Care Homes in Hull, which has since ceased operation.
The CQQ said in a statement: “The latest inspection, in February 2019, rated the service inadequate overall and it was placed into special measures. The inspection revealed a significant deterioration in the care being provided and inspectors began the process to take enforcement action.
“Previously the service had been rated Requires Improvement in October 2017 and November 2018.”
The latest inspection, a report on which can be found here, found that safeguarding policies and procedures were not being followed, and some residents’ nutritional and hydration needs had not been fully assessed and met.
Staff skills, care of residents, staff interaction and the protection of privacy and dignity were also found to be sub-standard.
The CQC added: “We received information from the local authority regarding an escalation of concerns about the service; they had been completing monitoring visits. We completed this inspection based on these concerns. At the time of the inspection, we were aware of incidents being investigated by another agency.”
Durham Care Homes has since closed and the CQC added: “Shortly after the recent inspection the provider announced their intention to close the home. The decision to cancel the provider’s registration was completed on 25 April 2019, the provider did not appeal the decision.
“Inspectors worked closely with Hull City Council who supported the safe relocation of the home’s 14 residents prior to CQC’s action and its closure.”