A Shaw healthcare care home has been taken out of special measures following its latest inspection.
The Martlets in East Preston, West Sussex was rated Requires Improvement following the inspection on 8 April.
After having been given a six-month timeframe to make significant improvements following its previous inspection in January, the CQC said enough progress had been made to take the service out of special measures.
The CQC said: “Since our last inspection the provider had continued to receive support from the local authority and external healthcare professionals to improve the care people received and the overall governance of the service.
“At this inspection we found that significant improvements had been made to ensure that the risks identified during the last inspection were addressed. It was evident that the manager and staff had worked hard to raise standards and improve people’s care. Feedback from people, their relatives and professionals confirmed this.”
The CQC said some improvements were still needed, however, in relation to understanding and implementing the Mental Capacity Act.
Martin Vanhinsbergh, Regional Director for Shaw healthcare, commented: “While we acknowledge there remains room for us to do better, we have seen a significant improvement at The Martlets, which is down to the new manager and the team. I’m pleased that their efforts have been recognised by the multi-disciplinary teams as well as the CQC.
“Some of the metrics they are measured on by the CQC have jumped by number of levels and I’m certain that the team will continue on their trajectory of improvement. The plans to improve the levels of quality and care have been shared with West Sussex County Council and the CQC, and we will continue to provide these consistent and sustained improvements.”