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MF Healthcare Limited

Overall: Requires improvement read more about inspection ratings

The Boat House Business Centre, Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH (01945) 430685

Provided and run by:
MF Healthcare Limited

All Inspections

30 November 2022

During a routine inspection

About the service

MF Healthcare limited is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is to help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do, we also consider any wider social care provided. At the time of the inspection, four people were using the service.

People’s experience of using this service:

The provider had not consistently identified and mitigated the risks people faced while receiving care. The quality assurance system was not robust; as the provider had not always identified some of the issues we found at this inspection, in relation to risk assessment and their mitigation, completing accurate care visit call records, and medicine administration records.

People and their relatives gave us positive feedback about their safety and told us staff treated them well. People were protected from the risk of infection. Staff received support through training, supervision and staff meetings to ensure they could meet people’s needs. Staff told us they felt supported and could approach the management team members at any time for support.

Staff asked for people’s consent, where they had the capacity to consent to their care. 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.

An assessment of people’s needs had been completed to ensure these could be met by staff. People and their relatives were involved in making decisions about their care and support. People were treated with dignity, and their privacy was respected, and supported to be as independent in their care as possible.

Staff showed an understanding of equality and diversity. Staff respected people’s choices and preferences. People knew how to make a complaint. The registered manager knew what to do if someone required end-of life care.

There was a management structure at the service and staff were aware of the roles of the management team. They told us the registered manager was supportive and approachable.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 01 September 2021 and this is their first inspection.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service.

Enforcement and Recommendations

We have identified breaches in relation to safe care and treatment and good governance.

Please see the action we have told the provider to take, at the end of this report.

Full information about CQC’s regulatory response to the more serious concerns found during inspections is added to reports after any representations and appeals have been concluded.

Follow up

We will request an action plan from the provider to understand what they will do to improve the standards of quality and safety. We will work alongside the provider and local authority to monitor progress.

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