A mouse infested care home has been rated Inadequate by the CQC following an inspection in November 2017.
Acorns Care Centre, a residential care and nursing home in Wigan, Greater Manchester, is registered to provide personal care and nursing support.
Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care said: “It was concerning that environmental health inspectors found a mice infestation and the provider had not undertaken building repairs in a timely fashion to prevent rodent access. Pest control arrangements were also ineffective for the needs of this home.”
Inspectors also found that people were not being kept safe by the service with people who had been assessed as having difficulty swallowing given food they may have choked on.
The CQC also found that people were not being property protected from abuse and improper treatment with the service failing to report two incidents to the local safeguarding team.
“We are working with local partners including Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council to ensure the safety of people using this service,” the CQC said.
CQC are currently considering further action in line with enforcement policy and will provide full details when the law allows.
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