Short-notice care home closures

Capacity and resources

Dealing with care home closures has implications for staff capacity and other resources.

We certainly couldn't afford to bring in agency staff. We had some people working round the clock - the remaining staff certainly went 'above and beyond the call of duty' out of loyalty to us and concern for the residents

A care home provider

Further information

Resources - Further information section

Key points from policy and research

(Department of Health, 2004)

What the regulator says

In the event of threatened or imminent emergency closure, commissioners should make contact with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at the earliest opportunity. CQC will provide information under its information-sharing protocols indicating any action which it is taking.