GMB calling on RQIA
7 September 2017

The GMB trade union is calling on the Regulation and Quality Authority (RQIA)to publish its report without further delay into its actions why it felt it necessary to order the closure of ASHBROOKE Care Centre in Enniskillen 

The GMB trade union which represents staff in the home has questioned the decision and that of what the RQIA alleges it found on the day it carried out an unannounced inspection found conditions that presented " a serious risk to life, health and wellbeing.

Alan Perry Regional Organiser was in the home today to see the last remaining residents leave their home.

This is a very sad day for not only the residents who through no fault of their own have had to move homes but for the staff who for many have been employed since the home opened some 13 years ago now face the prospect of being made redundant.

Since this story broke the RQIA have made allegations which to date have not been proven there was an inspection in May which raised no real issues, but 3 months later the home is being forced to close.

Having met with senior management today they have advised the GMB that they are in the process of appealing the decision to close the home but as with all legal cases no time frame can be put on it being heard which doesn't help the 50 employees who will more than likely be made redundant.

The RQIA have a number of questions that need answered yet are hiding behind a wall of silence this is not acceptable.