INSPECTORS have highlighted “major concerns” at a Herefordshire nursing home following a damning review.

The Care Quality Commission’s recent visit to Glendaph Nursing Home in Kingsland found nurses without first aid training, medicines unavailable to residents and a lack of fire safety precautions.

The watchdog said those living at the home, some suffering with dementia and terminal illnesses, had been put “at risk of abuse or neglect” after one instance when home bosses failed to follow guidelines over a false allegation of mistreatment.

The home can house up to 31 residents and is overseen by director Dr Raju George and managed by Geoshine Ltd.

The commission’s report highlighted five areas of “major concern” at the home which provides care for adults with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

One was the welfare of residents which included one person whose recommended weekly bath had taken place just once throughout April.

Other causes for concern included the administering of medicines, with evidence residents had not been given medicine even though records showed they had been.

The commission held the “review of compliance”

visit to check on areas causing them concern following a review in February.

However, inspectors did say that most care plans were of a good standard and that nursing standards were improving.

A safeguarding training refresher course had also been held, inspectors added, while improvements were made with medicine disposal and storage.

The commission has asked home bosses to send an action plan ahead of another check to make sure improvements have been made.

Glendaph Nursing Home told the Hereford Times it was “considering the Care Quality Commission report currently and an appropriate response will be forwarded to them within an appropriate timeframe”.