The largest care home in the Maldon area has come under fire in a damning report detailing how residents were left with dried food stuck to their faces and clothes and were even refused baths.

The Care Quality Commission’s latest report raised a raft of concerns for elderly residents at Brewster House in Oak Road, Heybridge, which caters for up to 70 people

A spokesman for Runwood Homes, which runs the home, said: “Following the recent CQC inspection and warning notice, staff numbers were increased immediately and an Action Plan put in place.

“Runwood Homes are working with CQC to ensure we follow their guidance and address any shortfalls to meet the required standards.

“Action plans will be continuously reviewed, evaluated and implemented in line with any follow-up visits and advice by the Care Quality Commission. “


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