Police raid old folk’s home

POLICE were last investigating concerns about the treatment of residents at a Halifax nursing home.

Officers descended on Elm View Nursing Home, off Huddersfield Road, yesterday with staff from NHS Calderdale and Calderdale Council.

They said Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale have identified a number of concerns at the nursing home over the past weeks in relation to the treatment and care of residents at the home.

A spokesman for the police said: “A joint investigation is taking place at the premises to establish whether the care for residents is of an acceptable standard.

“This investigation is being carried out by NHS Calderdale, West Yorkshire Police, Adult Social Care supported by the Care Quality Commission and the Health and Safety Executive.

“The investigation is to check policy and procedures are being complied with.

“The investigations will also review the management of the home.

“The review will also consider how well residents are being cared for.”

He said all family members of the home’s residents have been told about the investigation personally by social workers yesterday and an up-to-date health assessment of each resident will be carried out by members of NHS Calderdale’s Continuing Health Care Team.

He added: “The authorities are working closely with the home to remedy all matters of identified concern, to ensure the care received by residents is of the right quality in all aspects at all times.”