Cleveleys Nursing Home in Lancashire has been placed in special measures after a CQC inspection identified “serious risks” to patient safety.
The home in Cleveleys, which is registered to care for up to 32 older people, was rated Inadequate for safety and leadership following an inspection in December.
The inspection was carried out following concerns raised about the care of patients and the infection, prevention and control measures in place to protect people from COVID-19.
Hayley Moore, CQCs interim head of inspection for adult social care said: “Following this inspection, we have placed Cleveleys Nursing Home in special measures, which means it will be kept under review and it will be re-inspected to check that significant improvements have been made.
“When we carried out this inspection, the home showed infection control was not of a standard for reducing and managing the risk of infection outbreaks. Since our visit, we are aware that the provider has made some improvements, including increasing routine cleaning and improving infection control processes.
“The nursing home is required to have a nurse on duty 24 hours a day, we found significant periods where there was not a nurse on duty.
“We are pleased to see that the provider has made some improvements since our inspection and is aware what additional changes need to be made. We will return in due course to ensure the improvements made have been thoroughly embedded.”
Cleveleys Nursing Home declined to comment when contacted by CHP.