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CQC warns Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
30 October 2013
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30 October 2013

CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

When the Care Quality Commission visited Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Limited Elizabeth - Swale unannounced on 17 September 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 a formal warning to Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 01 November 2013:

  • Regulation 12, (Outcome 8): Cleanliness and infection control The service was failing to ensure people were protected from the identifiable risks of acquiring a health care associated infection.

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 September 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.