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CQC warned Cherrycroft Care Home Ltd that it was failing to protect the safety and welfare of people

Published:
25 October 2012
Service:
Cherrycroft Care Home
Provider:
Cherrycroft Care Home Limited
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

25 October 2012

Urgent improvements required at Cherrycroft Care Home, Peckham Rye, south east London.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently issued a formal warning to Cherrycroft Care Home Ltd that it must make urgent improvements at a care home in Peckham Rye, south east London.

A warning notice was issued following an unannounced inspection of Cherrycroft Care Home, in Dewar Street, in August. Inspectors returned recently to find that improvements had been made. A full report on this inspection will be available on the CQC website in due course.

Inspectors found that the home was not always keeping accurate care records. This put people living there at risk of unsafe or inappropriate care.

Matthew Trainer, Deputy Director of CQC in London, said:

“We check the standards of quality and safety in care that the law says everyone should be able to expect. These standards exist to protect people who cannot always speak up for themselves from being put at risk of harm. Providers have a duty to be compliant.

“Care records need to be accurate and up to date to ensure that people are receiving care which is safe and appropriate, and which meets their individual needs.

“Our inspectors were pleased to find when they returned that improvements had been made. We will continue to monitor the home closely, as we do all the services we regulate, and won’t hesitate to use our legal powers further to protect the people who live there if the improvements are not sustained.”

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For further information please contact the CQC press office on 0207 448 9239 or out of hours on 07917 232143.

Notes to editors

The warning notice finds that Cherrycroft Care Home Ltd is in breach of:

  • Regulation 20(1)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 (Outcome 21) Records.

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.