Two Bulwell care homes have been suspended from taking new residents this year by Nottingham City Council (NCC).
Inspectors said that Radiant House, on Highbury Road, was so understaffed carers were working 70-hour weeks and a recent report by the Quality Care Commission (CQC) ruled that the home ‘required improvement’ in four out of five areas.
Manager Lota Hopewell said the home was working with NCC, but added: “Under-staffing is a problem across the industry.”
Park House, on Cinderhill Road, had been told by the CQC it was failing to provide care which was ‘safe, effective, caring, responsive or well led’ following an unannounced inspection last August.
Owner James Day said: “Our suspension related to a safeguarding issue with an elderly lady that we reported to the council. We were acting responsibly.” He added thatinspectors visited the home last week to update their findings, after rating the home as ‘inadequate’ in two areas and ‘requiring improvement’ in three.