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07 June 2019
Increased inspections at care homes around the UK have found 'serious fire safety problems', with Parkview Residential Home in Bolton being the latest to be labelled as 'high risk'.
Issues with fire doors that allowed smoke to enter underneath and, in some cases, no fire doors at all, were found at the home.
A lack of signs for fire exits and holes in walls to restrict the movement of fire was also noted by the Quality Care Commission (CQC).
CQC inspectors stated
“Each recommendation had been assessed as high risk. We made a referral to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service following the inspection based on these concerns. Following our referral, the Fire Service issued an enforcement notice”.
The initial inspection took place in 2018 but a number of recommendations had not been made by the home when inspectors returned in March 2019.
The home has a poor history of inspection results and maintenance issues.