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Guisborough Manor Care Home

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Woodhouse Triangle, Middlesbrough Road, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6QU (0191) 467 0039

Provided and run by:
St. Martin's Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 14 June 2023

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of this inspection, we looked at the infection control and prevention measures in place. This was conducted so we can understand the preparedness of the service in preventing or managing an infection outbreak, and to identify good practice we can share with other services.

Inspection team

One inspector and an Expert by Experience carried out this inspection. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Service and service type

Guisborough Manor Care Home is a ‘care home.’ People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing and/or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement dependent on their registration with us. Guisborough Manor Care Home is a care home without nursing care. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Registered Manager

This provider is required to have a registered manager to oversee the delivery of regulated activities at this location. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Registered managers and providers are legally responsible for how the service is run, for the quality and safety of the care provided and compliance with regulations.

At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was unannounced. Inspection activity started on 16 May 2023 and ended on 31 May 2023. We visited the location’s service on 16, 18 and 23 May 2023. Two of these visits were outside of normal working hours.

What we did before inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who work with the service. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us annually with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with 10 people who used the service,13 relatives and 1 visitor. We also spoke with 19 staff, including the nominated individual, registered manager, deputy manager 11 care workers, 3 ancillary workers and 2 agency care workers. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider. Feedback was also shared by the North East Ambulance Service and North of England Commissioning Support about their collaborative work with the provider.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

We reviewed 8 people’s care records, 2 staff recruitment records and the training matrix for all staff. We also reviewed information relating to the running of the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 14 June 2023

Guisborough Manor Care Home is a residential care home providing personal care to up to 63 people. The service provides support to people aged 65 and over, some of whom lived with a dementia. At the time of our inspection there were 61 people using the service. It is a purpose-built care home accommodating people over two floors on the outskirts of Guisborough.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Staff knew people well demonstrating good knowledge and skills in their care of people. There were not always enough staff available during busy times. We made a recommendation about the deployment of staff. Record keeping needed to be improved; a new recording tool was due to be implemented. Staff understood safeguarding procedures. Good infection prevention and control procedures were in place. Staff were recruited safely.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The provider had effective processes in place to oversee the quality of the service. They were working collaboratively with external organisations to make improvements within the care sector. Feedback was sought and used to support their governance. Staff were extremely caring and were supported by the provider to develop their skills.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was good (published 15 February 2022).

Why we inspected

We undertook this inspection as part of a random selection of services rated Good and Outstanding.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.