Cleethorpes care home comes back from the brink following “vast improvements”

A care home in Cleethorpes has been praised for making “vast improvements” after being placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in December.

A two-day inspection by the CQC in June found that Ashgrove Care Home, a specialised centre for up to 45 people living with dementia, had addressed regulation breaches and met requirement but will be continued to be monitored, the Grimsby Telegraph reported.

The new CQC report says: “Cleanliness had vastly improved and appropriate infection control measures were in place.

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“Medicine management was robust, staffing levels had been increased and staff had undertaken training to develop their skills.

“A robust complaints system was in place and issues raised were dealt with thoroughly. The registered provider had implemented new auditing systems, which helped them monitor the service effectively.

“We found the registered provider had improved all areas of the service and the previous breaches of regulation had been addressed.”

The home had agreed to suspend admissions while an action plan was put in place to address the concerns raised in December.

Inspectors had found that residents had been put at risk as medication had not been administered safely and there had been a failure to protect people from harm. Ashgrove had faced closure if improvement had not been found.

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2 Comments

  1. Oscar Catling said:

    “a specialised centre for up to 45 dementia sufferers” should read “a specialised centre for up to 45 people living with dementia”

    • Lee Peart said:

      Thanks for your comment, Oscar. Your change has been made on our website.

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