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CQC warns Cherry Health Care Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
11 June 2014
Categories:
  • Care homes with nursing

11 June 2014

When the Care Quality Commission visited Cherry Trees unannounced on 29 April and 1 May 2014 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 three formal warnings to Cherry Health Care Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 1 July 2014

  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines

The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.

  • Regulation 10, (Outcome 16): Assessing and monitoring the quality if 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.

  • Regulation 9, (Outcome 4): Care and welfare of people who use services

The service was failing to ensure people were protected against the risks of receiving inappropriate or unsafe care or treatment.

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 April 2014 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.