Three Cares Homes Labelled 'Inadequate' By CQC

Three care homes in the North of England have been labelled as "inadequate" by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Cooper House Care Home in Bradford was discovered as not being managed correctly after an unannounced inspection on 16 and 17 March.

It is understood the home was found to be understaffed, therefore making it "unsafe".

The second facility, The Laurels and The Limes Care Home in Sheffield, was found to not be managing medicines accordingly.

The CQC established some residents did not have access to a call bell to activate for assistance, while staff had not made sure people could access their fluids easily.

It is understood there was also no CQC registered manager on the premises at the time of the inspection.

Concerns of neglect were raised at the third facility, Ashwood Lodge Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees.

The home was marked inadequate after a CQC inspection found local safeguarding procedures had not been followed.

The registered manager and provider also "did not effectively identify areas that needed improvement or take appropriate action" concerning the leadership of the care home.

Necessary maintenance work that had been flagged by inspectors in June 2014 had also not been carried out.


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