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The Lawns Care Home

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Lawn Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7JB (01245) 450101

Provided and run by:
Bupa Care Homes (BNH) Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 12 December 2020

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of CQC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic we are conducting a thematic review of infection control and prevention measures in care homes.

The service was selected to take part in this thematic review which is seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.

This inspection took place on 17 November 2020 and was announced.

Overall inspection


Updated 12 December 2020

About the service:

The Lawns is a residential care home, providing personal and nursing care for up to 52 older people. On the day of our inspection 48 people were living at the service. The service accommodates people across two floors, which has separate adapted facilities.

People’s experience of using this service:

People were safe living in the service. Risks had been identified and people were looked after safely.

Staff were kind and caring and supported people to be as independent as possible.

People had access to healthcare professionals when required and were supported to have enough to eat and drink to maintain their well-being.

Staff knew how to care for people, they were kind and compassionate. Staff used their skills and the resources and equipment provided so the risk of accidental harm or infections was reduced. Staff had developed effective skills to meet the complex needs of the people at the service.

People were supported to have their prescribed medicines safely to remain well.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible.

Positive partnerships had been developed with external health and social care professionals. People benefited from good multi-disciplinary working.

The registered manager had clear oversight of the service and worked alongside staff. Staff were respectful of the registered manager and told us the registered manager was approachable and supportive.

Rating at last inspection:

Good (date of the last report published was (6th April 2017).

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor this service in line with our re-inspection schedule for those services rated as Good.