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Powys council is considering taking legal action against a private healthcare provider after discovering it is transferring the running of 12 care homes to a third party.
Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017.
Older vulnerable people are often reliant on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong in hospital, yet over half (51%) of family members with a concern say it is difficult to complain about the hospital care or treatment of an older relative, according to a new survey published today.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by 30 Sunnyfield, Pontefract to be Outstanding following an inspection in August 2017.
Police inquiries and unannounced inspections have been carried out at disability care homes in West Sussex.