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CQC warns Beechey House that they must make improvements
05 February 2014
When the Care Quality Commission visited Beechey House unannounced on 25 & 26 November 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/s to Beechey House telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 03 February 2014.
Consent to Care and Treatment
The service was not taking appropriate steps to ensure that each service user is protected against the risks of receiving care or treatment that is inappropriate or unsafe
Care and welfare of people who use services
The service was not taking appropriate steps to assess and manage risks relating to the health, welfare and safety of service users
Meeting Nutritional Needs
The service was not taking appropriate steps to ensure that service users were protected from the risks of inadequate nutrition and hydration.
Safety and suitability of premises
The service was not taking appropriate steps to ensure that service users and others who with the risks associated with unsafe or unsuitable premises.
Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision
The service was not taking appropriate steps to ensure that suitable arrangements are in place for obtaining and acting in accordance with, the consent of service users.
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 November 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.