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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 April 2012
Date of Publication: 3 October 2012


Inspection carried out on 5 April 2012

During an inspection in response to concerns

We visited Summerfield Care Home because we received information of concern about the lack of cleanliness of the home and that inadequate care was been given to people living there.

We found that people were not receiving the care they needed. We found that risks to people's health were not adequately addressed and that people were at avoidable risk of pressure sores and weight loss.

We saw that staff were caring but they lacked leadership and experienced/senior staff failed to support inexperienced staff. Care staff were distracted from providing care to people because they also had to undertake laundry duties and help prepare the tea time meal. People did not receive the care they needed because of a lack of suitably qualified care staff and domestic staff.

The provider have failed to take the necessary actions to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect. A failure to undertake required actions has resulted in people being at increased risk of abuse or neglect.

The provider had not maintained the furnishings and equipment to an acceptable standard. We found that furniture and furnishings were worn and required repair or replacement. Bed linen was transparent and required urgent replacement.The home was not clean and people were at increased risk of cross infection.

We found that the service lacks adequate management and leadership. We saw that when risks were identified the provider had failed to take appropriate steps to address the shortfalls or to put required actions in place to minimise risks to people’s health and wellbeing.