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‘We wouldn’t have sent Dad there’: CQC accused of failing to keep care homes safe

Bernard Chatting’s family relied on ‘good’ rating from CQC for Dorset care home and allege regulator’s delay in exposing risks led to his death

England’s care regulator has been accused of failing to keep private nursing home residents safe after a family alleged a delay in exposing serious risks led to a loved one’s painful premature death.

Relatives of Bernard Chatting, 89, said they relied on a “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission when they moved him into a £1,200-a-week home in Dorset. But after he experienced care so unsafe he ended up in hospital and died a few weeks later, it emerged the CQC already knew the home was failing badly.

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