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Care home comes back with clean bill of health

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 20, 2014

Castle Court

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A CARE home which had to beef up security after members of the public were found freely walking around the site has been given a top rating by a care and health watchdog.

Castle Court care home, off Linton Road, Castle Gresley, was given a clean bill of health following a visit by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Not only had the home installed a system that now means that visitors must ring a bell and sign in before being permitted access but staff had also improved in terms of the way that they maintained patient records, a criticism during a previous CQC inspection last year.

A spokesman for the CQC said: “During our visit last year, we identified that improvements were needed in record keeping.

“This was to ensure that records demonstrated that people received safe and effective care.

“This was because some people’s risk assessments and other monitoring records had not been updated to reflect the support they received.

“During the latest visit we saw that the provider had implemented a monthly review monitoring sheet.

“This provided staff with a prompt to review people’s support records and ensure they remained up to date and valid. The records seen demonstrated that people’s support needs and any areas of identified risk had been reviewed on a regular basis and updated as required.

“We also saw that monitoring charts such as weight records were undertaken as required in accordance with people’s nutritional assessments.

“This showed us that people were supported in a safe way to ensure their needs were being met and monitored on a regular basis.”

The home was found to be meeting or exceeding the five nationally set guidelines for care homes.

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