The Commission, the regulator for health and social care, has threatened to close 400 homes unless they are improved immediately. The Commission also described a further 3,500 homes, in which 70,000 people live, as “adequate”, thus giving these homes the second-lowest rating.
Sue McMillan, regional director for CQC’s Yorkshire and Humberside region, said "We are particularly concerned by the continuing poor performance by some care homes. The Yorkshire and Humberside region continues to register some of the weakest performance of any region – and the number of residential care homes and homecare agencies who provide a weak service is simply not acceptable. Those providers must act quickly to put their house in order. Next year the Care Quality Commission will introduce a new system of registration for all care providers – and we intend to focus our attention on those who are failing. We will take action to ensure that the weak providers improve for the sake of all the people who depend on them."
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