Residents of Windsor Court Nursing Home could have to move over administration woes

ADMINISTRATION: Troubled care home Windsor Court

ADMINISTRATION: Troubled care home Windsor Court

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MORE than 50 residents of a troubled Bournemouth care home could have to move after it lurched into another crisis.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the Care Quality Commission had told Lyndale Health Care, which ran Windsor Court Nursing Home in Bodorgan Road, that immediate improvement was needed.

Now, Lyndale’s parent firm Dorchester Care LLP has been plunged into administration, meaning the home, which houses 59 residents and has 38 staff, could close if no buyer is found.

Four people have already been made redundant before Bob Maxwell and Julie Palmer, of Begbies Traynor, were appointed joint administrators.

The CQC said that no new clients could be accepted to Windsor Court until improvement were made following a damning inspection, which found that the home was not meeting national standards.

Inspectors were worried that people there were not receiving safe and consistent care – pressure sores, inadequate care planning and inappropriate systems to identify, assess and manage the risks relating to the welfare of users were also evident, they said.

The administrators are now looking for buyers for three homes – Windsor Court, Avenue House in Dorchester and Greenbushes, a former home in Weymouth that closed before the administration.

Care home operator Goldcare Future Management Ltd have been appointed to manage Avenue House and Windsor Court until buyers are found.

Mr Maxwell said: “Our key concern is ensuring that the care homes continue to operate efficiently with the minimum of disruption to residents.

“We, together with Goldcare, are working closely with the relevant authorities to maintain stability and ensure the smooth-running of the care homes while buyers are sought for the businesses as a going concern.

“A buyer is also being sought for the Greenbushes property which previously operated as a nursing home.”

Additional reporting by Jacob Hooson

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