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CQC demands immediate improvement at Saint Judes Residential Home for the Elderly

Published:
12 December 2012
Service:
Saint Judes Residential Home for the Elderly
Provider:
Paul Morgan
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes without nursing

12 December 2012

The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Paul Morgan that he must make improvements at Judes Residential Home for the Elderly or face further action.  

The warning follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to the care home in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, on 18 October 2012.  

Inspectors found that the registered provider Paul Morgan was failing to comply with the national regulation covering the training and support of care staff.

  • There was not an adequate system in place to identify training that staff had completed and when this was due.
  • A significant number of staff had not received the appropriate mandatory training to support them in their role.

Ian Biggs, deputy director of CQC in the South said:

"The law says that these are the standards that everyone should be able to expect.   Providers have a duty to ensure they are compliant and this cannot be allowed to continue.

“We will return in the near future and if we find that this home is not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who use the service."

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For further information please contact the CQC press office on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07917 232 143.

Notes to editors

The warning notice find that Paul Morgan is in breach of:

  • Regulation 23, Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 – Supporting staff.

If the required improvements are not made within a set timescale,  CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions or prosecute the provider for failing to meet essential standards.   Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.


We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.


We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.