Online Editions

5th Jul, 2022

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Patients and families badly let down by nursing home

Les Reid 19th Aug, 2018

THE Care Quality Commission’s damning verdict on Chelmunds Court nursing home in Chelmsley Wood echoes the horrifying stories from patients’ relatives and ex-staff reported on our front page weeks ago.

The inspectors’ ‘Inadequate’ rating highlights just how badly let down elderly people with dementia and loved ones have been after placing their trust in the glitzy modern home, which opened in November.

Runwood Homes insists it’s made the management changes necessary, alongside ongoing action plans to improve matters.

Yet ex-staff and relatives have told us of their concerns about future care there, after highly vulnerable patients were placed in danger of poor staffing ratios, missing their medicine, and even not eating and drinking adequately.

We’ll be watching.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Solihull Observer newspaper.