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Administrator completes Summerhaven review

“Important changes” have been made at Summerhaven

“Important changes” have been made at the Summerhaven home for the physically disabled during the three-month tenure of an administrator, the Ministry of Health has said.

In a statement, a ministry spokeswoman said that although the administrator’s tenure had now ended, further improvements were under way at the Smith’s facility.

The administrator was appointed in February to address concerns raised about Summerhaven and to ensure the private facility was in compliance with care home regulations.

“The ministry has worked with the Summerhaven board of trustees and agreed a way forward to ensure compliance with regulated requirements and to protect the safety and wellbeing of residents at the facility,” the spokeswoman said.

“Procedures have been agreed to ensure residents’ concerns are addressed consistently and transparently.

“The ministry’s ageing and disability services will continue to work with the Summerhaven management and board to ensure registration requirements are met and there is ongoing collaboration with residents and staff to assure the success of Summerhaven.”