CARE watchdogs have again been forced to take action against a failing residential home in Burton.
The Mail reported back in June that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had criticised Bearwood House Residential Care Home, in Winshill, for ‘repeated failings’ after an unannounced inspection.
It was found to not be meeting any of the national standards of quality and care.
Another unannounced inspection has now been carried out by the CQC and the latest report shows the home is still failing in all but one of the six standards.
In fact in the area of ‘management of medicines’ the CQC has decided to take enforcement action against the home.
The report said: “We found that some people were not receiving their medicines as prescribed.
“We found that appropriate arrangements were not in place to manage the risks associated with medicines.
“We have taken enforcement action against Bearwood House to protect the health, safety and welfare of people using this service.
“We have also identified a breach of a regulation during inspection which is more serious and we will make sure action is taken.
“We will report on this action when it is complete.”
The CQC has also told the home to take action in the areas of care and welfare of people who use services, staffing, assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision and records.
The home did meet the national standard of requirements relating to workers, after having failed that standard on the previous visit.
Care home manager at Bearwood House, Monica Singh, told the Mail that improvements were being made.
She said: “We feel that we are now complying with the improvements mentioned in the report in the time limit they gave us.
“We feel we have done everything required and we are prepared for the next visit and confident of meeting the targets.”