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CQC warns Four Seasons (Bamford) Limited that they must make improvements

9 November 2013
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09 November 2013

CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

When the Care Quality Commission visited Oakland Care Centre unannounced on 3, 4 and 10 July 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 formal warnings to Four Seasons (Bamford) Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 30 September:

  • 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.
  • Regulation 13, (Outcome 9): Management of medicines The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with poor medicines management.

CQC has also issued a formal warning to Four Seasons (Bamford) Limited telling them that they must improve in the following area by 1 October:

  • 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.

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 on 3, 4 and 10 July 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.