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Owners of ‘shocking’ care homes will be prosecuted, health minister pledges

Owners of nursing homes which offer ‘shocking’ standards of care will be prosecuted, a Liberal Democrat health minister has pledged. Norman Lamb said the Government is introducing ‘fundamental standards’ in April next year to ensure there is ‘no hiding place’ for care home which mentally and physically abuse residents. He highlighted Merok Park home in Banstead, Surrey, which was closed earlier this month after inspectors found distressed residents ‘crying out for help’ and branded the place ‘dangerous’. In chaotic scenes, pensioners were carried out in the freezing night to waiting ambulances after they were deemed ‘at significant risk of harm’.

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Gladys Wright’s son captured her abuse on CCTV. Daniel Baynes was jailed for four months after he was caught abusing the 79-year-old dementia sufferer

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