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Care watchdog report praises care home work

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

ALL CHANGE . . . bosses at Lorraines Residential Home, in School Street, Church Gresley, will be delighted after care watchdogs handed the site a clean bill of health.

ALL CHANGE . . . bosses at Lorraines Residential Home, in School Street, Church Gresley, will be delighted after care watchdogs handed the site a clean bill of health.

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A NEW report has revealed how a South Derbyshire care home has completed a major turnaround after receiving a damning report last year.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) admonished Lorraines Residential Home, in School Street, Church Gresley, in August last year after finding that it had not followed ‘best practice’ as an employee’s records indicated that there had been no risk assessment undertaken regarding a criminal conviction.

The report also showed that there had been errors when medication had been handed out meaning that people were not receiving what they had been prescribed.

However, less than a year later, bosses at the home have turned the situation around with a recent inspection seeing it awarded a clean bill of health after all errors having been corrected by staff and site bosses.

A spokesman for the CQC said: “People’s needs were assessed and care and treatment was planned and delivered in line with their individual care plan.

“We looked at three people’s care records and saw they had improved since our previous visit in September 2013.

“We saw risk assessments were in place for moving and handling, nutrition, falls and pressure ulcers.

“There were specific plans in place that gave instructions to staff on how care and support was to be provided where a risk had been identified. “We saw the risk assessments had been updated on a monthly basis since our last inspection visit in September 2013.”

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