Inspectors tell city care home to improve

A Sheffield care home has been told to make improvements by inspectors.

Residents at Moorend Place, on Commonside, were ‘not sufficiently supervised’ with vulnerable pensioners left ‘wandering around at night’, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.

Inspectors who visited the home unannounced said staff did not spend enough time interacting with residents, and that there were not enough meaningful activities.

Ron McNamara, group chairman of Roseberry Care Centres, which took over Moorend after the collapse of Southern Cross, said the home had ‘further work to do’, but it was ‘fully compliant’ with the rest of the CQC’s standards.

Problems had been caused by a shortage of experienced qualified nurses, and a recruitment drive was now taking place, he said.