‘Good’ rating puts seal on Hull care home’s turnaround

An all-round ‘Good’ CQC rating has put the official seal of approval on a Hull care home’s turnaround.

Inspectors recognised the significant improvement made at Hica Group’s Elm Tree Court in Hull, which had previously rated ‘requires improvement’.

The CQC praised manager Adam Ward and his team of 88 staff, saying: “The management styles of the registered manager and deputy manager were open, inclusive and empowering.

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“The management team set good examples to the staff team with regard to attitude and approach, which meant staff had good role models to follow.”

Staff referenced the SHINE initiative, which underpins the Hica Group’s philosophy to make a difference to people’s lives, through activities, achievement and interest, helping to maximise the potential of both its staff and residents.

Inspectors acknowledged that Elm Tree Court had made both the required and suggested changes since the last inspection, citing improvement in all assessment areas.

The improved ratings follow the Hica Group’s recent investments – in continuous professional development, a new wellbeing initiative being rolled out across all 15 care homes, and further activities investment, alongside Adam’s recent appointment.

Adam said: “We are really pleased with the latest CQC report and their findings. The hard work of staff, along with the ongoing investment in training, facilities, equipment and activities has been reflected in the new report, giving us the rating, we have worked hard for.

“Going forward, we will maintain the high standards of care and quality of life for our residents, but also ensure that we continually look for ways to improve so that we can achieve an outstanding rating in the future.”

To read the report click here.

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