Lancashire nursing and care home rated ‘outstanding’

debbie-westhead

Cornmill Nursing and Residential Care Home in Preston has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

The service, which provides nursing and person care for around 50 people, was rated outstanding for being effective, caring and well-led, and ‘good’ for being safe and responsive.

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief Inspector of adult social care in the North (pictured), said: “We found the quality of care provided at Cornmill Nursing and Residential Care Home to be outstanding.

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“We found a service that people spoke about extremely positively, and staff were constantly referred to as kind and caring by those that we spoke to as part of this inspection. We also found a welcoming, homely atmosphere where visitors were encouraged.

“There was an impressive emphasis placed on achieving the best results for people’s health and wellbeing goals. Health professionals consistently commended staff knowledge and competence, and Cornmill worked with other partners to meet the needs of people using the service.

“From the moment we arrived we found an exceptionally well trained staff team that had formed meaningful relationships with people using this service. This approach enabled people to feel in control and we saw the improvements to people’s health and wellbeing as a result of this.

“The whole team should be very proud of the service they are providing.”

Inspectors found a strong emphasis on nutrition in the home with residents also being supported in choosing their own activities.

The service also worked innovatively on providing pain free end of life care.

To read the report, click here.

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