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Doncaster care home given warning after inspection

Managers of a Doncaster care home say improvements have already been made after they were issued with a formal warning about their standards of care.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors found arrangements to maintain cleanliness and infection control at Amphion View were not safe.

A follow-up inspection will determine whether further action is taken.

The care home manager said the home's laundry was temporarily out of action because a gas pipe had been stolen.

The warning followed an unannounced visit to the home in Avenue Road on 28 June.

'Dirty washing'

Manager Nigel Best said: "I know they have listed a number of matters which they put to us and I can agree with some of them.

"What I want to discuss with the CQC and the inspectors at the time was that we were suffering as a result of a theft."

Mr Best added: "What it left us with was a situation where we had a large amount of washing out on the washing line and what it meant was we had to go past that with the dirty washing to launder that.

"Obviously they weren't happy with that situation and where we totally agree, it was only a temporary measure."

Jo Dent, regional director of the CQC in Yorkshire and Humber, said: "This warning sends out a clear and public message that Amphion View Ltd needs to address this issue as a matter of urgency or face serious consequences.

"Our inspectors will return to the home in the near future and if we find that the provider is not making the required progress we won't hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who live there."

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