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Wessex Lodge Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 7 January 2021

About the service

Wessex Lodge Nursing Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 36 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 40 people.

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

People told us they felt safe, and the provider had made improvements in areas we found needed improvement at the last inspection. The provider had completed actions to comply with their independent fire risk assessment. The service had maintained standards in other areas such as the management of medicines and protecting people from abuse. We were somewhat assured that the provider used PPE safely and effectively, and we were assured by the provider’s practice in other areas of infection prevention and control we looked at.

Staff told us they had seen improvements in how the service was managed. The provider had completed actions to make improvements identified at their last inspection. There was a new management team which was supported by a newly appointed director of clinical governance. A system of audits, checks and processes was in place to embed improvements already made and drive further improvements.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 2 April 2020). We found one breach of regulation. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

Why we inspected

We carried out an unannounced comprehensive inspection of this service on 29 January 2020. We found a breach of legal requirements. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve in the area of good governance.

We undertook this focused inspection to check the provider had followed their action plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to the key questions safe and well-led which contain those requirements.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

The ratings from the previous comprehensive inspection for those key questions not looked at on this occasion were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Wessex Lodge Nursing Home on our website at

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

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The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.