Residents' safety still a concern

Piggy Lane

Piggy Lane

First published in News

A HOME for the disabled is still failing to keep its residents completely safe from harm, a report has found.

An inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in January highlighted five areas of concern about Piggy Lane in Bicester.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the home, pledged to tackle them all by the end of March.

But following another inspection in April, the CQC said action was still needed over care and welfare of residents, monitoring of service quality and patient records.

It said the trust had met concerns about safeguarding residents from abuse and lack of staff but checks on sharing patient information did not happen when managers were off, it found.

It said staff showed “warmth, compassion and respect” but checks on quality and safety were “not yet sufficiently effective”.

Trust spokesman Natalie Duffy said the findings “remain unacceptable” and it has a “robust action plan”

  • Our top stories:

Bullfinch report reveals many more victims as mother calls for resignations

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A VICTIM of the Bullfinch gang and her mother demanded that heads should roll at Oxfordshire County Council ahead of today’s report into the abuse scandal.

Bullfinch: Authorities missed opportunities to uncover grooming gangs

Oxford Mail:

12:59pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A story rounding up the report and reaction to this morning's Bullfinch Serious Case Review.

New loan signing Gnanduillet beefs up Oxford United's strikeforce

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Armand Gnanduillet is available to make his Oxford United debut against Morecambe tonight after joining on loan until the end of the season.

Commuters are left bemused by award for rail operator

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

9:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A COMMUTER group said it “struggled to understand” how First Great Western has won a major industry award.

Superstar rapper talks up a storm with students

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

HE might have been The College Dropout, but Kayne West caused a storm with university students yesterday.

Scales of justice for man who ate live goldfish then posted a video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A MAN who swallowed a live goldfish has been ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work and banned from keeping fish for five years.

Related links

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree