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CQC warns Elder Homes Bradford Limited that they must make improvements

11 July 2014
  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

When the Care Quality Commission visited Duchess Gardens Care Centre unannounced on 9 April 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 a formal warning to Elder Homes Bradford Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 6 June 2014.

  • 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.

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.