Hounslow Council claimed that this was because incorrect procedures
had been followed or the new homes were not yet ready to care for
new residents. They also stated that John Aird House was no longer
a suitable facility and that higher levels of care could be offered
in existing homes elsewhere in the borough.
the High Court today the presiding judge gave the go-ahead for closure,
stating that the closure was permissable providing that the Council
followed correct procedures to minimize the risk.
Hossack, who had organised the legal challenge to closure, told
BrentfordTW8.com that she was devestated. "It seems that it's
perfectly alright to kill people" she said.
decision marks the end of the legal challenge to closure of the
care home. It is not known yet when residents will begin to be moved.
September, Hounslow Council released this statement on the proposed
closure of John Aird House.
is no intention to reduce the quality or quantity of services for
we have a duty to provide for the needs of all of our elderly in
the borough and most tell us they want the support to remain in
their own homes, hence the falling need for this kind of traditional
Government's National Care Standards Commission have made it clear
that they will not register John Aird House unless very major works
are carried out which include rewiring, replacement heating systems,wheelchair
access to bedrooms and disability adaptations to bathrooms.
will be doing everything possible to ensure that individual personal
and medical needs are taken into account before we progress with
any move to close the home.