CQC puts four more care homes in Special Measures

Four more care homes in the North have been placed in Special Measures following the latest round of CQC inspections.

Shannon Court Care Centre in Bolton (pictured), Ainsworth Nursing Homes in Bury, Rosehaven Care Home in Bolton and Speke Care Home in Liverpool have all been ranked Inadequate.

Shannon Court, which provides general nursing, as well as nursing and residential care for up to 78 people living with dementia, was rated Inadequate for being Safe, Effective, Caring and Well-led and Requires Improvement for being Responsive.

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Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the North, said: “We were very concerned that vulnerable people using this service were not being kept safe in the most basic of ways.

“We also saw that medicines were not managed safely at the service. On the day of our inspection we saw people being given medication in an unsafe way, as well as the incorrect storage and disposal of medicines which put people at risk of being harmed.

“We were also very concerned that the dignity and respect of people using Shannon Court Care Centre was not respected, and people were poorly presented.”

To see the full report, go to: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-916410420

Ainsworth Nursing Home remains in Special Measures after being ranked Inadequate on two previous occasions in May 2015 and January 2016 with staffing levels and safety procedures found to be insufficient.

A full report can be found at: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-121531307

Rosehaven Care Home in Blackpool, which provides accommodation for up to 24 older people, was rated Inadequate for being Safe, Effective and Well-led and Requires Improvement for being Caring and Responsive.

Ms Westhead said: “While we found staff were caring, there is still a significant amount of work to be done at Rosehaven Residential Care to ensure that people are provided with the standard of care we expect services to provide.

“We will re-inspect the practice within six months to check whether sufficient improvements have been made. If we find that Rosehaven Residential Care remains inadequate, we will have no option but to consider further enforcement action.”

The full report of the inspection can be found here on CQC’s website: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-156012339

Speke Care Home in Liverpool, which provides accommodation for up to 49 adults, was ranked Inadequate for being Safe, Effective, Responsive and Well-led and Requires Improvement for Caring.

Issues raised by inspectors included poor handling of medicines, a lack of attention to care plans and an inadequate management of the service.

For the full report, go to: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-189244083.

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