Thursday 25 July 2013

Well, This Is A Surprise!

A man needed 15 stitches to his head and had his little finger severed after an attack at a care home.
I know what you’re thinking. But no! This time, it wasn’t one of the residents!
The victim, who works at the Catherine Miller House care home, in Old Leigh Road, Leigh, was said to have been hit with china mugs after a discussion about his pay.
The man’s little finger on his right hand was severed and although doctors sewed it back on, they were unsure if it could be saved. He was also left with a broken nose after he was chased from the care home and into Chalkwell Park.
One man, who didn’t want to be named, said: “The man who was attacked was querying his wages.
“People came from Chalkwell Park to help – a lot of people saw what was going on. He was being chased all over the road. People in cars were stopping to offer help.
“He has stitches in his hand and his head, but it is more the mental scars.
“The hospital said if he hadn’t protected his head with his hands he would be brain damaged.”
Sounds just like the place to send your dear old gran, doesn’t it?
Andrew Stern, who is listed on the care home’s website as the registered provider, was arrested in connection with the attack. A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Officers were called at 4.30pm on Thursday, July 11, to Old Leigh Road.
“A 56-year-old man from Edgeware, Middlesex, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm without intent. He has been released on bail until September 23.”
So, I suspect the council will have something to sa…

A Southend Council spokesman said: “Senior officers met with the Care Quality Commission yesterday to consider the long-term management of the home following the incident. Officers also made several unannounced visits to Catherine Miller House and have no immediate concerns for the wellbeing of residents.”
Really? You mean, the home was managed by someone who assaulted his staff in a public place, yet you’ve no concerns that he might have done the same to the residents in private?


AndrewWS said...

Stern. Edgeware. Hmm. Not an adherent of the RoP.

Woman on a Raft said...

No immediate concerns? Then why did the CQC issue a warning last year?

Given that there are discrepancies with drugs and yet the website says it is not a place for nursing care - although the news report alleges they are looking after dementia patients - what exactly is going on?

Perhaps Inspector Knacker could worry less about how dogs are kept and look much closer at the departure patterns for people in Catherine Miller House.

I don't know if it is the weather but I grow increasingly tetchy about the attention paid to dogs rather than people.

JuliaM said...

"Hmm. Not an adherent of the RoP."

No, very unlikely!

"Perhaps Inspector Knacker could worry less about how dogs are kept and look much closer at the departure patterns for people in Catherine Miller House. "

Nah. Too much like hard work. C'mon, this is Essex Police we're talking about here...