A FORMER nursing home in Cwmbran which was forced to close after concerns were raised about the standard of care is still up for sale.

The Llanyravon Court Nursing Home in Llanfrachfa Way went up for sale in February after joint liquidators were appointed at the end of January.

Business property adviser Christie & Co have been instructed to sell the home, which has a price tag of £750,000.

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Outside Llanyravon Court Nursing Home in Llanfrachfa Way. Picture: Street View

In November the Argus reported that home had been stripped of its registration, and in January Torfaen Council announced that residents at the home had been moved to alternative placements and the home closed for good.

This followed a series of revelations by the Argus about failings at the home, including that 90-year-old resident Patricia Parfitt had broken both her legs falling out of bed, and died 16 days later.

She was reportedly ringing the toilet buzzer for nearly two hours.

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Patricia in hospital - she died 16 days after breaking both her legs. Picture: Kathryn Rimmer

Inspectors from Care Inspectorate Wales made the decision to de-register Llanyravon Court on November 14, 2022.

The home, which had a food hygiene rating of one, was run by Golden Care and had been ordered to take action to improve issues around cleanliness, kitchen hygiene, and staffing levels, as well as medication management, and governance systems and processes by the end of October. A later inspection by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) concluded that not enough progress has been made.

Key points from CIW’s inspection report included that people were not always protected from abuse and neglect, medication was not always administered as prescribed and risks of cross contamination because of poor hygiene and cleanliness standards.

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Waiting times at the home. Picture: Anonymous 

The home was constructed in the late 1980s, with an extension added in 2008.

The three-storey building has 50 bedrooms, 41 with en suite WC and hand wash basin facilities and has an enclosed, level garden to the rear.

Oliver McCarthy, associate director for care at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “We’re seeking unconditional offers for this large Cwmbran care home which would suit elderly care providers, specialist care providers, and also developers, subject to the necessary consents.”

The former nursing home is located in a residential area, two miles from the centre of Cwmbran and just under a mile from The Grange Hospital.

Christie & Co suggests the property should be re-opened as a home and the new owner ‘would be returning a much-needed service to the local community’ with data suggesting that the area has a higher-than-average 65+ age profile.

The property will need to be re-registered with the CIW to trade as a care home once again.

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