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Ashleigh Nursing Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 February 2012
Date of Publication: 27 March 2012
Inspection Report published 27 March 2012 PDF | 46.26 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 21/02/2012, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

Remedial works had ensured people using the service lived in accommodation which was safe and promoted their wellbeing.

User experience

We looked around communal areas and some of the bedrooms. The dining room had been painted; dining tables had new place mats and some walls benefited from new pictures.

The stains to bedroom ceilings identified at the earlier inspection in January 2012 had been dealt with and freestanding fans/heaters had been removed from a bedroom. The trip hazard identified on the first floor had been managed and made safe.

Other evidence

Following our inspection in January 2012, the provider gave us an action plan detailing how the service would become compliant with outcome 10. The action plan stated that a maintenance plan had been developed and essential works had been carried out or planned for.

We spoke with the provider who showed us the maintenance plan which included both urgent and scheduled works. We had a tour of communal areas of the home where the provider pointed out planned works of decoration which included painting and the replacement of floor coverings. The provider told us that roofing contractors had been contacted and works to address the roof were in progress. On the day of our visit the cracked window panes identified at our previous inspection were being attended to by the maintenance person employed by the provider.

We had liaised with representatives of Leicester City Council who had carried out a number of visits to the service to review improvements. We received feedback from them that the service had made improvements to the environment in line with their own action plan which had been drawn up detailing what action the service had to take.