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CQC warns Keenrick Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
4 July 2014
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes without nursing

When the Care Quality Commission visited Audlem Country Nursing Home unannounced on 10 June 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 Keenrick Limited telling them that they must improve in the following area by 30 August 2014:

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

The service was failing to take proper steps to ensure that each service user is protected against the risks of receiving care or treatment that is inappropriate or unsafe.

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 June 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.