Care home rated ‘requires improvement’ following death


A Nottingham care home has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by the CQC following an inspection prompted by the death of a resident.

Beechdale Manor Care Home, which is run by Care Worldwide, was inspected in November and December, following the incident.

The CQC said: “This incident is currently being considered separately and as a result this inspection did not examine the circumstances of the incident. However, the information shared with CQC about the incident indicated potential concerns about the management of risk of falls. This inspection examined those risks.”

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The home was rated ‘good’ for being caring, ‘requires improvement’ for being safe, effective and responsive and ‘inadequate’ for being well led.

The CQC said no registered manager had been in post at the time of its inspection with the previous manager having left the role in May last year.

Following a previous inspection of the home in August, inspectors identified a number of breaches of regulations.

Inspectors found some of their concerns had been addressed but identified further improvements required to ensure people were safe along with more breaches of regulations.

The CQC said people were not always safely supported when moving around the home and potential hazards such as unsafe access to medicines and inaccurate information about people who lived at the home had not been identified or responded to.

A spokesman for the home told the Nottingham Post: “The home is receiving senior-level operational management support to address the areas of improvement highlighted in the report.

“We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and caring environment to our residents and this inspection highlighted the progress that has already been made.”

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