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CQC warns Apple Tree House Residential Care Home that they must make improvements

2 October 2013
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02 October 2013

CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

When the Care Quality Commission visited Apple Tree House Residential Care Home unannounced on 30 July 2013 we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued a formal warning to Apple Tree Residential Care home telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 16 September 2013.

  • Regulation 10, (Outcome 16): Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision The service was not protecting people against the risks of unsafe care and treatment by not effectively assessing and monitoring the quality of service provided.

CQC inspectors will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. For more details of the findings from the inspection in July 2013. Read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the 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 national standards.