Nursing home given ‘one star’ food hygiene rating

A Derby nursing home has been given a one star food hygiene rating following a council inspection.

Westside Nursing Home in Mickleover, which is run by The Derby Care Home Ltd, was inspected by the council in November last year but its report has only recently been released.

An inspector told the owners of the service: “You operate a nursing home and care for vulnerable people.

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“At the time of my inspection the lack of adequate food safety controls exposed your residents to a risk of food poisoning.”

Westside is registered to provide nursing and residential care for up to 26 older people, including those living with dementia. The service was rated Good in its last CQC inspection in May 2017.

The council’s food hygiene inspectors said the home was failing to properly disinfect utensils following the breakdown of a dishwasher. Work surfaces were also not cleaned adequately to avoid the risk of E.coli and other bacteria, and food hygiene record keeping was found to be poor.

The report made a number of recommendations to improve hygiene quality, including providing refresher training to all catering staff and producing a written food safety procedure for processes to be followed in the event of a dishwasher breakdown.

Westside Nursing Home declined to comment when approached by CHP.

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