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CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

Published:
18 September 2013
Service:
Glenkindie Lodge Residential Care Home
Provider:
Premedic Limited
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes without nursing

18 September 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Glenkindie Lodge Residential Care Home unannounced on 8 August 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 Premedic Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 9 September 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 August 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.