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UK Alexander Court Care Home, Harrogate, July 2016

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The History

Stolen from @Buffalo
Formerly known as Waldern Heath, the 85-bed home lost its nursing registration in July 2014, after CQC took enforcement action due to the poor quality of treatment uncovered in an inspection that took place early July. As a result of the closure, 28 elderly residents have been relocated to other care facilities. 
The care home was criticized by the CQC in a report published in June 2014 which found it failed to ensure people's safety and welfare. Inspectors found that some staff had a limited understanding of the English language and failed to recognize urgent situations, including incidences where ambulances needed to be called. There were also additional concerns about serious incidents including an unexpected death of a resident, and an individual escaping the building, as well as somebody choking to death which was followed by an investigation which is currently ongoing.


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In June 2016, a fire broke out at the former care home. Firefighters have not established the cause of the fire as of yet and due to the unstable building they have not yet been able to enter the property, however 2 teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson, who have been released on bail while evidence is being reviewed.
 

The explore

The explore was pretty straight forward, nothing crazy.
Security caught us fairly early on so I didn't have the chance to take many photos, thought it was worth a quick share anyway. 
The place was f*cked in some parts due to to fire damage, the stained glass was 
pretty at least.

 


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Thanks for looking :thumb

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Unfortunately very destroyed due to the fire. But I like the window and the stairs.

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