A furious grandson has posted a picture of the ‘cold’ beans and corned beef served to his grandmother at a care home – but investigators find she ordered the meal, and even had a hot roast dinner for lunch.
Robert Cinnamond from Belfast said the £600-a-week care home also gave his grandmother of can of diet coke.
He photographed the meal following his visit to the Cregagh Nursing Home in Belfast. However, an investigation has found that earlier that same day the woman had received a roast dinner.
Robert Cinnamond posted photographs of his grandmother’s diner which she received as a resident at a £600-a-week care home in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mr Cinnamond visited his grandmother at the Cregagh Nursing Home in Belfast, pictured
The care home strongly denied the allegations and said they were considering legal action. They said their primary concern was the care and safety of their residents.
According to his Facebook account, Mr Cinnamond said: ‘People need to see this. This is what my grandmother got for her Sunday dinner. £600 per week. For a woman that’s worked all her days and has now ended up in care home to be fed like this.
‘Not only serving this but the fact it was freezing on arrival!
‘Am just glad now I was there this evening to see for myself. I am really upset with the care my grandmother is getting.’
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority launched in investigation following the complaint.
According to a statement to The Sun: ‘On receipt of these concerns, RQIA immediately followed up this matter with management at Cregagh Care Home. RQIA’s inspector for this service was advised that patients at the home were served a hot roast dinner on Sunday lunchtime.
‘At the evening mealtime on Sunday, patients were able to make an independent choice from a menu, which included corned beef and baked beans.
‘Every nursing homes is required to cater to the dietary requirements of a wide range of patients, including those with diabetes or requiring a soft diet, and menus for every meal must reflect these needs.’
In a statement to MailOnline, Spa Nursing Homes who run the Cregagh Nursing home said: ‘A comment was posted on Facebook on Sunday 1 October 2017 referencing the Cregagh Care Home. This comment has since been published by other media outlets. The post, its contents and subsequent publications by other media outlets are defamatory and untrue. We are currently taking legal advice in respect of these and pre-proceedings correspondence has been issued.
‘Presently we are working closely with the Belfast Trust and the RQIA and a full investigation has commenced after which any points raised will be actioned. As a company we take residents wellbeing very seriously, treating every resident as an individual, incorporating all aspects of care.
‘We object to any and all publications prior to the completion and release of the Belfast Trust’s report and will consider any publications released prior to the report to be defamatory and will take the action necessary to safeguard our position.’