All residents have now moved out of nursing home

Lake View Nursing Home, Withnell
Lake View Nursing Home, Withnell

A crisis-hit nursing home has now closed its doors.

Residents at Lake View Nursing Home, in Withnell, were given 28 days notice in January that the home would close.

Embrace, the company that runs Lake View, yesterday confirmed that all residents had found alternative accommodation and the home had closed.

There were 28 residents in the home and Lancashire County Council, Chorley And South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Embrace had been working to find other accommodation for them.

Lake View, on Chorley Road, employed 37 people and had a specialist unit for people with mental health problems associated with dementia.

But it was criticised by the CQC, who judged it to be “inadequate”.

It published a report from an inspection on October 2, which found several areas where improvements were needed.

The CQC said they were considering taking enforcement action following the visit.

They carried out another inspection in January, but the report has not yet been published.

Also in January, the police were contacted with concerns for the safety of a resident.

A video, thought to be filmed on a hidden camera, had been given to the CQC by a relative and passed to the police. Its content has not been revealed.

Police have since launched a criminal investigation, which is ongoing.

A spokesman for Embrace previously said they took the allegations “extremely seriously” and their “absolute priority” was the health, safety and wellbeing of residents.