Short staffed Bupa care home placed in special measures

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An understaffed Bupa nursing home in Preston has been placed in special measures by the CQC.

Greenfield Care Home was found to have one person in charge of 46 residents on several occasions and had no night care staff at one of its four units, the BBC reports.

A Bupa spokesman said: “We took immediate action following the CQC’s inspection as the health and wellbeing of our residents is our priority.

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“We have brought in a dedicated management team to address the issues raised in the report and have a committed plan that we’re working on with the CQC.”

Greenfield, which can accommodate up to 112 people, was rated ‘inadequate’ in March and served with a warning notice.

The home remained in special measures after an unannounced follow-up inspection in November.

The latest review said there were “continued failures” at the home and breaches of nine regulations in relation to: person centred care, seeking consent, safe care and treatment, failure to manage people’s medicines effectively, failure to deploy sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent persons to deliver care, failure to ensure staff received appropriate support, training, professional development, supervision and appraisal, good governance, failure to manage complaints effectively and failure to undertake robust employment checks and failure to notify the CQC of significant events that affected the smooth running of the service.

Bupa Care Homes Ltd, which runs more than 300 homes, has 28 days to appeal against the rating.

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