‪#‎DevoniaCareHome‬ in ‪#Southbourne‬, ‪#‎Emsworth‬, risked the lives of its residents which resulted in fines and costs of just under fines of just under £5,000 after West Sussex Fire & Rescue became aware of failings in their fire safety and took enforcement action resulting in a prohibition notice when they failed to comply with the enforcement notice.
Some of the concerns related to an inadequate safe and efficient evacuation plan, especially for non-mobile patients on the first floor; inadequate fire doors, fire safety plans and risk assessments.
The owner Helen Green appeared before Worthing Magistrates Court on Friday, June 24, for failing to comply with enforcement and prohibition notices and was ordered to pay £1,500 costs for failing to comply with an enforcement notice and £1,500 for failing to comply with a prohibition notice. In addition she was also ordered to pay £1,824 towards prosecution costs, along with a £120 surcharge.
The care home closed down after failing an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission in March this year
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