Care home resident had no bath or shower for six weeks, CQC finds

A care home, which CQC inspectors say left a resident without a bath or shower for six weeks, has been rated Inadequate.

Inspectors said residents at Woolton Manor Care Home had no access to social or recreational activities and reported two bedrooms smelling strongly of urine.

The report said: “People still had no access to social or recreational activities in support of their emotional well-being and we observed that the majority of people sat all day watching the TV.”

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The inspection, which was carried out in February, said people mostly only received ‘strip washes’ or ‘bed baths’ with one person having had no record of been washed for six weeks.

Woolton Manor, which can accommodate up to 66 people, had only 25 residents at the time of the inspection.

A nursing unit at the home was closed following the CQC’s previous inspection, which also rated the service inadequate.

“We found that the provider had not taken appropriate action to address our concerns and all of the breaches we identified previously remained,” the report said.

“This meant people who lived at the home continued to be placed at serious risk.”

Speaking to CHP, an administrator at the home described the CQC’s report as “fabrication and lies”, adding the service was mounting a legal challenge against its findings.

To read the report, click here.

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