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Regulator demands immediate improvement at care home in West Yorkshire

Published:
11 January 2013
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  • Media,
  • Care homes with nursing

11 January 2013

CQC warns Vishomil Limited that they are failing to protect the safety and welfare of the people using the service.

The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Vishomil Limited, Registered Provider of St Winifred’s Nursing Home, stating that they must make urgent improvements to standards of care or face further action.

The warning follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to the home on Crowtrees Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire on 19 November 2012.

The home provides accommodation and personal and nursing care for up to 38 older people.

On inspection, it was found that the home was failing to comply with national standards covering the management of records.

Care plans reviewed by inspectors were generic and lacked sufficient information relating to each person’s individual care and treatment needs.

In addition, care records contained inconsistencies, missing information, and were not being updated to ensure they accurately reflected the person’s current care requirements.

Malcolm Bower-Brown, CQC’s director in the North said:

"The law sets out national standards that everyone who uses services should be able to expect. Providers have a duty to ensure they meet these standards.

“This warning sends a clear and public message that Vishomil Limited need to address these issues as a matter of urgency or face serious consequences.

“Our inspectors will return to the home in the near future and if we find that the provider is not making the required progress we won’t hesitate to use our legal powers to ensure residents are receiving the service they are entitled to expect.”

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

Notes to editors

CQC has issued a warning notice to Vishomil Limited requiring action to meet:

  • Regulation 20, Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, Records.

A deadline has been given for improvement. If this deadline is not met, 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.