Safety failings prompt CQC action on Halifax home

Fears for resident safety have prompted the Care Quality Commission to take action at a Halifax care home.

Eagle Care Home remains in Special Measures after being rated Inadequate by inspectors following an inspection in July.

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the North, said: “We found the care provided by Eagle Care Home fell short of the standards we expect services to provide.

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“Although we found some improvements had been made to the care people received in areas such as safeguarding, activities and the cleanliness of the environment, we found a number of regulatory breaches remained.

“We were very concerned that basic risks to people’s safety were not being managed. For example we found some staff did not know the correct procedures to follow in the event of a fire, and correct administration procedures for giving out medicines was not always followed.

“We also found there were not always enough staff on duty to keep people safe and meet their needs.

“We are now taking further action to protect people and we are working closely with Calderdale Council to ensure that people are safe and get the services they need.”

Eagle Care Home provides accommodation and personal care for up to 33 older people, some of who are living with dementia.

The inspection was scheduled to check on progress made with concerns identified in February.

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