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CQC warns Classic Care Homes Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
3 January 2014
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

03 January 2014

When the Care Quality Commission visited Daisy Bank Nursing Home unannounced on 22 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 two formal warnings to Classic Care Homes telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 03 January 2014:

  • Regulation 10, (Outcome 16): Assessing and monitoring the quality of service The service was failing to protect people against the risks of inappropriate or unsafe care and treatment due to not having effective systems in place to monitor and assess the quality of the service provision.
  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.

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.