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Hartshorne care home praised for turning fortunes around

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

By Rob Smyth

Nether Hall care home....

Nether Hall care home....

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CARE watchdogs have praised bosses at a South Derbyshire care home after the site turned around its fortunes and was given a clean bill of health.

Senior managers at Nether Hall care home, in Nether Hall Road, Hartshorne, will no doubt be delighted after learning that Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors said that it was now meeting all six national guidelines it was tested against.

This comes after the site was told to improve various areas of care after concerns were raised during a CQC visit.

A spokesman for the CQC said: "We have followed up to make sure that the necessary changes have been made and found the provider is now meeting the standards included within this report.

"We have not revisited Nether Hall as part of this review because Nether Hall were able to demonstrate that they were meeting the standards without the need for a visit.

"During our inspection last year, we found care and welfare was not always planned and delivered in a way that ensured people's safety and welfare.

"The provider wrote to us and told us they would ensure all call bells were in full working order.

"Extra leads would be provided in the lounge and library areas.

"To ensure observations were being carried out in the lounge areas a form was introduced for care workers to sign every 15 minutes.

"The registered manager took responsibility for checking that the for In this way care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that ensured people's safety and welfare."

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