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CQC warning: Home fails a second time
9:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in Headlines
A CARE home in Wantage, which was found to be failing residents on nine essential standards in 2011, has failed a new inspection.
St Katharine’s House, above, was found to be failing in its respect for patients, the cleanliness of the home and the way staff administered medicines in 2011.
A follow-up visit by the CQC to the Gold Care Homes-owned facility found that it had rectified the problems.
But now a new CQC report, published in January, has found the home is again failing on three of the commission’s 16 standards.
Inspectors found people were not protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment, there were not enough members of staff to keep people safe, and people’s personal records – including medical records – were not accurate or kept safe and confidential.
A CQC spokesman said: “The CQC carried out an unannounced inspection at St Katharine’s House in December 2012.
“CQC has asked the home for how they plan to fix the issues identified, and will return to check that the improvements have been made.”
Gold Care Homes regional manager Tracey Tomlins said: “The CQC inspection in December 2012 identified three areas of non-compliance; none were deemed to have a major impact on the residents.
“These were immediately addressed and we have informed CQC that the action plan put in place has been met. We expect that CQC will make the home compliant when they re-inspect.”