‘Very poor’ care home rated Inadequate by CQC

Lyndhurst Residential Home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire has been rated Inadequate and placed in Special Measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

During an inspection on 27 and 28 July, the CQC found the home provided by Dr A Subramanian and Mrs S Kardarshi was failing to provide care that was safe, effective, caring, responsive or well led.

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the North, said: “The care provided at Lyndhurst Residential Home was of a very poor standard.

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“To be rated inadequate in four categories and requires improvement in the fifth, represents very poor care and is simply not good enough.

“The provider has a number of issues it must address. I’m concerned that the home is understaffed, the management admitting as much. They also need to act swiftly to make the premises safe and in a better state of repair.”

Further issues raised by the inspectors included medicines not being managed safely, a lack of evacuation aids for people on the first floor of the building and fire doors not being closed properly.

The CQC said it was working with Kirklees Council to ensure that people living at the home were not at risk and would continue to monitor the level of care provided.

To read the full CQC report, click here.

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