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CQC warns Mimosa Healthcare that is failing to protect the safety and welfare of people

2 January 2013
  • Care homes with nursing

2 January 2013

Regulator demands further improvement at Honeymead Care Home.

The Care Quality Commission has warned Mimosa Healthcare (No 4) Limited that it is facing enforcement action unless it makes further improvements to standards of care at Honeymead care home in Bristol.

The warning notice follows an unannounced visit in November 2012 by inspectors to the nursing home in Bedminster to follow up requirements made during a previous inspection. Then, Honeymead had been failing to meet five essential standards of quality and safety.

On the latest inspection, inspectors found that the home was still failing to comply with the national regulation covering the care and welfare of people using the service.

While the care home had made improvements in some areas, they had not taken proper steps to ensure that each person was protected against the risks of receiving care or treatment that is inappropriate or unsafe.

Ian Biggs, deputy director of CQC in the South said:

"The law says that these are the standards that everyone should be able to expect. Providers have a duty to ensure they are compliant and this cannot be allowed to continue.

“We will return in the near future and if we find that Honeymead is still not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to protect the people who live there."


For further information please contact the CQC press office on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07917 232 143.

Notes to editors

The warning notice finds that Mimosa Healthcare (No 4) Limited is in breach of:

  • Regulation 9, Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 - Care and welfare of service users.

If the required improvements are not made within a 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 essential standards. Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.