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CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

Published:
8 August 2013
Categories:
  • Media,
  • Care homes without nursing

8 August 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited Clova House unannounced on 8 and 13 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 formal warnings to Simiks Care Limited telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 5 July and 12 July 2013:

  • 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 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.

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 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.