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Cretney's care home concerns

MLC questions suitability of legislation

Legislation governing care homes in the Isle of Man could do with being looked at, according to an MLC.

David Cretney recently visited a home which he said fell well short of the sort of standards he would expect.

He says he doesn't want to name the place for now, while he continues to work on the matter.

The 2013 Regulation of Care Act only applies to premises built after that, effectively creating a two-tier system.

Mr Cretney says it was made clear to him by the Registration and Inspection Unit that the premises he visited would not be acceptable under the newer legislation.

Speaking to Manx Radio on Wednesday afternoon, he said what he had seen was not good enough:

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