Eldercare care home placed in special measures

Sun Woodhouse care home, run by Eldercare Ltd in Huddersfield, has been placed in special measures after receiving an ‘inadequate’ rating from the CQC.

Both the management and effectiveness were rated as ‘inadequate’.

An inspection which took place in August gave the home amber ‘required improvement’ ratings for safety, responsiveness and caring approach to residents. At the time, the care home had 15 residents.

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A report was republished this month and said that a resident had fallen ‘numerous’ times in five months but had not been referred to a GP, according to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

The report said that patients were at risk of weight loss and were not being properly monitored and that residents’ care plans were not being reviewed regularly.

The CQC reported that although there was sufficient staff, they did not have time to provide activities for residents.

But it declared that food was good and that staff were respectful towards residents and maintained their dignity and independence.

Emergency evacuation places were criticised by the report, which said personal emergency evacuation plans “would not be usable in an emergency as they were kept in people’s care files which were locked in a cupboard.”

A CQC spokesman told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner: “The care provided at Sun Woodhouse Care Home was of a poor standard. There was a lack of audit and monitoring of safety and quality at the home. People and their relatives had not been asked to feedback about the service so improvements could be made.”

 

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