CQC, 'Statement on CQC's actions in relation to Hillgreen Care Ltd' (27/7/17)
In this response to the Times article of the same date, the CQC's chief executive stated: "Today's coverage in the Times has rightfully challenged the action we have taken in respect of the care provided to the people who were resident at Colne Road. Whilst we did take action that led to the closure of this and two other services run by the Hillgreen Care Ltd, I believe that we could and should have taken action more speedily, both to ensure people were safe and in prosecuting this provider. Consequently, I am commissioning an independent investigation, which will report publicly to the CQC Board and identify what has happened, what we should have done differently and which will make recommendations to strengthen our future work."
- CQC v Hillgreen Care Ltd  MHLO 50
- Andrew Norfolk, 'CQC covered up suspected rape in care home' (Times, 27/7/17)