Man feared sister was ‘at risk’ in care home

Madison Court Care Home
Madison Court Care Home
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  • Relative had concerns about sister’s treatment at care home
  • Police confirm they were called to Madison Court care home
  • Officers pass their findings to St Helens Council

Police were called following an alleged incident involving two residents at a St Helens care home.

Dean Pursell claimed his sister, Joyce Owen, a resident at Madison Court in Parr, was inappropriately propositioned by a male resident on a corridor during the night.

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Dean Pursell

A police spokesman confirmed that officers were subsequently called to Madison Court on February 10.

He said: “Inquiries were carried out to establish what had happened and officers have since passed their findings onto the local authority to address any safeguarding issues with the management.”

At first, Mr Pursell feared that his sister was “at risk”.

But he told how immediate action was taken by care home bosses, including the removal of the manageress.

He said: “AC.

“When I spoke to the manageress she claimed things like this can happen from time to time – and I understand that. But I didn’t feel confident that the correct action was being taken to prevent it happening again.

“I do now. I believe the manageress has been replaced and someone has gone in and really turned the place upside down. I feel a lot more comfortable about it now.

“I understand the man who was involved in the incident has been moved on now too.”

He added: “It’s good that action has been taken but I don’t think it should have come to that.”

Madison Court, on Madison Close in Parr, is a sixty-six capacity care home for older people who need elements of their health and well-being safeguarded.

The purpose-built facility also specialises in dementia care.

In a statement, Martin Clark, the managing director of Madison Court owners Care Concepts, said: “I can’t comment on individuals – both residents and employees – due to data protection.

“I am unable to discuss individual employees however can confirm that all safeguarding procedures have been applied.”