The Care Inspectorate has upgraded its rating for Mowat Court in Stonehaven following the implementation of a “robust action plan”.
Mowat Court, which is operated by Care UK, was previously rated ‘weak’ following an inspection in January but was upgraded to ‘adequate’ after a follow-up in February which found the service had carried out a review of routines and systems for cleaning and a “more efficient and safer way of working” had been implemented.
The Inspectorate said: “A deep clean of people’s bedrooms, furniture and care equipment had taken place. All furniture, beds and mattresses were checked and replaced as necessary. Additional decluttering of communal areas had taken place, further reducing the risk of cross contamination of infection to people living and working in the service.
“All staff had been involved in the review and development of updated cleaning and auditing systems, they were able to describe and demonstrate knowledge of safe working practice, as a result there was a consistency in standards and people were more likely to be kept safe from negative effects of the pandemic.”
Gill Marshall, Operational Support Manager for Mowat Court, said: “The new report from the Care Inspectorate shows we have successfully met the requirements in the report published earlier this month.
“All team members have worked together to put right this short term drop in the home’s normally extremely high standards and this was recognised by the inspectors. The report acknowledges that we have deep cleaned people’s bedrooms, furniture and care equipment and decluttered communal areas to make it easier to maintain high standards of infection control. I’d like to thank the families who have been in touch with us to show their support and gratitude for the care given at this home. We are confident this was a short-term lapse and that our usual high standards will now be maintained.”