MLC Calls for Urgent Debate on Care Home Closure

Ahead of a meeting tonight to discuss the future of the residents of the Corrin Memorial Home in Peel, an MLC has announced she will launch a bid for an emergency motion on the plans.

Kate Lord-Brennan MLC, who is standing for the Keys in this summer’s General Election, says she will ‘be seeking to move for an immediate discussion of a definite matter of urgent public importance in relation to the Corrin Home and residential elderly care in the west’.

Her proposed motion reads: ‘That Tynwald is of the opinion that:

1) in the event of any closure of the Corrin Memorial Home, best practice must be followed, in that a full 6 months’ notice should be given;

2) the Trustees and Directors of the Corrin Home companies and connected charities, in pursuing compliance with the spirit of intent of the Memorandum of Association of Corrin Holdings, should do so in the most open and transparent manner possible;

3) the Department of Health and Social Care, in association with Manx Care where appropriate, should develop a clear strategy for the future provision of residential elderly care in the West, prior to any closure of the Corrin Home; and

4) the Department of Health and Social Care should secure the Corrin Home property, land and curtilage for the future provision of residential care in the West of the Island.’

The home is due to close in July.

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