Care home slammed after inspection

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STANDARDS of care at a South Yorkshire home have been slammed in an inspection report which found residents left without the help they needed to eat their meals and go to the toilet.

Some patients were moved out of Galtee More Nursing and Residential home in Doncaster Road, Barnsley, after concerns were raised about their care.

A Care Quality Commission report revealed serious concerns about the care and welfare of people using the service, cleanliness and infection control, and the management of medicines.

When inspectors visited, they witnessed a resident in the dining area who was ‘agitated and distressed’ calling out for help. Another was left waiting several minutes for help to use the toilet.

There was also no robust system to ensure the correct medicines were given in a safe way, according to the report. The home now has 28 days to set out and inform the Care Quality Commission of the action it intends to take to improve.