RESIDENTS have been moved from a village care home due to concerns about the quality of healthcare provided.

At the end of last week, residents were moved from the Wrexham Care Centre on Nant Y Gaer Road in Llay, to alternative accommodation after the centre's contract with Wrexham Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was terminated.

A joint statement has been issued by Wrexham Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to explain their decision.

A spokesman said: “Due to increasing concerns about the safety and wellbeing of residents at Wrexham Care Centre we have collectively taken the decision to terminate our contract with this provider.

"They have failed to provide quality healthcare and deliver sustainable change over a period of time, despite the support and guidance of local commissioners and BCUHB.

“In order to safeguard residents we are working towards a safe transfer of all residents to alternative accommodation within the next 24 to 48 hours.

"In the meantime, additional support is being provided to ensure residents’ care needs are met. We are looking for suitable accommodation for residents in an alternative care home or, for a short period, in a suitable community hospital.

"Anyone who has any concerns, or wishes to discuss things further, is encouraged to contact us on 01978 292 066 .”