Enforcement action taken against Bradford care home

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in the North

Enforcement action is being taken by the CQC against Heaton Grange Residential Home after its second Inadequate rating in a year.

The service, which is registered to personal care and support to people, some of whom may be living with dementia, was previously rated Inadequate following an inspection in August 2016, which found breaches of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care (pictured) said: “We found breaches in regulation at our previous inspection and disappointingly found limited progress has been made in addressing these despite us telling Heaton Grange where they must improve.

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“They were still not assessing risks to people’s health, and it was very concerning that they were not checking the suitability of staff during recruitment.”

Inspectors found that one person who had two falls, with one resulting in a fracture, had not had their falls risk assessment updated when they returned to the home to assess what could be done to avoid another.

Debbie added: “People were also not always receiving their medicines as their doctor had prescribed them, also putting them at risk.

“We are working with local partners including Bradford Council to ensure the safety of people using this service.”

To read the report click here.

 

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