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CQC warns MDJ Homes Limited that they must make improvements

Published:
7 August 2014
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

When the Care Quality Commission visited Shaws Wood Residential Care Home unannounced on 01 May, 09 May and 12 May 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 formal warnings to MDJ Homes Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 11 July 2014 to meet:

  • Regulation 18, (Outcome 2): Consent to care and treatment

The service was failing to ensure suitable arrangements were in place for gaining people’s consent with regard to their care and treatment and acting in accordance with this.

  • 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 14, (Outcome 5): Meeting nutritional needs

The service was failing to protect people against the risks associated with inadequate nutrition or hydration.

  • Regulation 11, (Outcome 7): Safeguarding people who use services from abuse

The service was failing to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the possibility of abuse and/or failing to respond appropriately to allegations of abuse.

  • Regulation 15, (Outcome 10): Safety and suitability of premises

The service was failing to ensure people at its property were protected against the risks associated with unsafe or unsuitable premises.

  • Regulation 23, (Outcome 14): Supporting workers

The service was failing to ensure suitable arrangements were in place to support employees to enable them to deliver care and treatment safely and appropriately.

  • 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.

  • Regulation 20, (Outcome 21): Records

The service was failing to ensure that appropriate records were kept.

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 May 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.