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CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

Published:
4 September 2013
Service:
BLAK Rock Ltd
Provider:
BLAK Rock Ltd
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes without nursing

4 September 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Ashbridge Lodge Residential Care Home unannounced on 9 May 2013, we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC issued a formal warning to BLAK Rock Ltd telling them that they must improve in the following area by 13 June 2013:

  • Regulation 21, (Outcome 12): Requirements relating to workers:

The service was not operating effective recruitment procedures to ensure people employed were suitable to perform their role.

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, 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.