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Magnolia Court

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

181 Granville Road, Hampstead, London, NW2 2LH (020) 8731 9881

Provided and run by:
Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 18 November 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,

Inspection team

The inspection was carried out by 1 adult social care inspector and 1 Expert by Experience. 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

Magnolia court is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Registered Manager

This service is required to have a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

At the time of our inspection there was a manager in post who was in the process of being registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Notice of inspection

The inspection was unannounced. We visited the location’s service on 25 October 2023.

What we did before the inspection

Before our inspection, we reviewed the information we held about the service which included statutory notifications and safeguarding and the Provider Information Return (PIR). The PIR is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections. We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with the manager, the deputy manager, , 4 care workers, 1 nurse and, 5 people who used the service and 2 relatives. We also spent time observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us. We looked at 6 people’s care records and 3 staff records including safe recruitment; we also looked at various documents relating to the management of the service.

Following our visit, we received further information from the manager, which included provider audits and survey results. We also received feedback from 2 relatives of people using the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 18 November 2023

About the service

Magnolia Court is a Nursing home registered to accommodate up to 62 people. The service provides support to people living with dementia, older people and younger adults.. The home is set over three floors with people’s bedrooms on the second and third floor. The ground floor accommodates dining and living areas for people, offices, the kitchen, laundry and the hairdresser’s salon. On the day we inspected there were 45 people living in the home.

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

People had access to healthcare services and were involved in decisions about their care. Partnerships with other agencies and health professionals enabled effective outcomes for people.

People's care was planned and risks to their safety and wellbeing were assessed. The service reviewed these plans regularly, involving people in these reviews and asking for their opinions.

Staff had completed safeguarding training and understood their role in identifying and reporting any concerns of potential abuse or poor practice.

People and staff praised the managers of the service and agreed that they were approachable, knowledgeable, fair and did their job well. The staff team worked well together and supported the manager.

Medicines were administered safely to people and staff following safe infection prevention control practices. Where incidents occurred, the provider had a system in place to review and learn from these to prevent reoccurrence.

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.

Staff encouraged people to be as independent as possible and respected people’s privacy and dignity.

Staff consistently strived to ensure that people had the best possible care, and that they were supported in a compassionate, dignified and safe way

People were given choices about the way in which they were cared for. Staff listened to them and knew their needs well.

Care plans contained information about each person’s individual support needs and preferences in relation to their care and we found evidence of good outcomes for people.

Recruitment practices were safe and relevant checks had been completed before staff worked at the service.

The managers of the service actively sought the views of people and their relatives about the running of the service and they dealt promptly with any concerns that people raised.

The provider had systems in place to monitor and improve the quality and safety of the service provided. There was a positive culture throughout the service. Staff told us they enjoyed working at the service and felt valued.

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

Rating at last inspection

At the last inspection we rated this service Good. The report was published on 16 October 2018.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service. This report only covers our findings in relation to the key questions safe, and Well Led. For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating.

Follow up

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