Strong rumours reverberating on the Blogger’s newswires say that the manager and long-term secretary at Mimosa Healthcare’s ailing Kingsmead Lodge Nursing Home in Shire walked out earlier today this month. (This is what happens when you spend the afternoon at Christmas parties and then write up secondhand stories from someone else who’s spent the afternoon at a Christmas party. Ed.)
The manager was brought in earlier this year to “turn the home around” after the police launched an investigation following allegations of abuse from former staff at the home in February and the coroner announced an inquest into the death of a resident at the home during the summer.The inquest is expected to be heard in January.
The home also featured in a BBC Inside Out West documentary on Monday, while just last week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) claimed they had found evidence of “institutional abuse” in residential care homes in Bristol.