CQC puts two care homes in Special Measures

The Care Quality Commission has put two care homes in Special Measures in its latest round of inspections.

Harker Grange Nursing Homes, near Carlisle, and Carrwood House in Sheffield have both been ranked Inadequate.

Mrs Gail Helen  Curzon and Dr Robert Neil Curzon of Harker Grange have been told they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of residents.

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An inspection in May found the home was failing to provide care that was safe, effective, caring, responsive or well-led.

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Inspectors rated Carrwood House Inadequate following an inspection on 27 and 29 April.

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Inspectors found there had not been enough improvement made after the home was rated Inadequate and placed into Special Measures following an inspection on 9 and 12 October 2015.

The CQC found care records were not complete or up to date and there was no evidence that people’s views and aspirations were taken into account when care records were reviewed.

Regulators further found that all medicines were not stored safely as well as discovering gaps in medication administration records.

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