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CQC warns Ashmill Residential Care Home Limited that they must make improvements

22 November 2013
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  • Care homes without nursing

22 November 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Ashmill Residential Care Home unannounced on 7 October and 9 October 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 Ashmill Residential Care Home Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 16 December 2013:

  • Regulation 9 HSCA 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 (1) (a) and (b) The provider did not take proper steps to ensure that each service user is protected against the risks of receiving care that is inappropriate or unsafe by carrying out regular assessment of needs.

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 October 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.