An independent inquiry has been called for in the wake of
serious concerns about the way that a residential home for older
people in Cardiff has been run, writes Alex
A report carried out by the joint inspection unit of Cardiff and
Vale of Glamorgan councils details allegations of residents being
slapped and insulted by staff members, the disappearance of large
quantities of tablets including anti-depressants and the sleeping
drug Temazapan, and an older resident going without medication for
up to four days. The home is now closed for refurbishment.
Following the publication of the report into the council-run
Hazelcroft Residential Home in Cardiff there have been demands by
members of the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff councillors and the British
Union of Social Work Employees (BUSWE) for an inquiry.
As well as demands for an inquiry into the findings of the
latest report, there are also calls for an investigation to look
into allegations of a series of photographs of the older residents
while they were on holiday. One photograph allegedly shows an older
woman without clothes.