Investigation launched into care of resident at Sheffield nursing home

Leahyrst Care Home, Upperthorpe, is facing a CQC investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe
Leahyrst Care Home, Upperthorpe, is facing a CQC investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe
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An investigation has been launched after concerns were raised about the standard of care provided to a resident at a Sheffield nursing home.

The Care Quality Commission is examining issues related to the Leahyrst Care Home in Upperthorpe after concerns were raised regarding the care of a male resident, who has since died.

The home is co-operating and has stressed there is no link between the concerns and the death of the man, who has not been named.

A CQC spokesman said: “We are aware of concerns regarding the care of a resident at Leahyrst Care Home and we are looking into the issues raised. If necessary we will take action to ensure the safety and well-being of the people using the service.

“We are in liaison with all agencies involved and continue to monitor this provider closely to make sure that people living at the home are not at risk and that their needs are being met.”

Roy Young, of Silver Healthcare, which runs the home, said: “We are greatly saddened by the recent loss of one of our elderly residents.

“We are aware concerns have been raised about standards of care at Leahyrst and that these are to be investigated by the Care Quality Commission. We wish to stress that no link has been suggested between the standard of care provided and the unfortunate death of our resident.

“We will co-operate fully with the investigation as well as carrying out an internal investigation and will demonstrate how committed we are to maintaining high standards of care and patient dignity.”