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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

Sidegate Lane Nursing Home 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. This service provides nursing care. Sidegate Lane Nursing Home accommodates up to 24 adults in one adapted building.

There were 23 people living in the service when we inspected on 13 June 2018, some living with dementia and/or other mental health conditions. This was an unannounced comprehensive inspection.

At our last inspection of 24 March 2016, the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of Good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

The service continued to provide a safe service to people. This included systems designed to protect people from abuse and avoidable harm. Staff were available when people needed assistance. The recruitment of staff was done safely. The service was clean and hygienic. People received their medicines safely.

The service continued to provide an effective service to people. People were cared for by staff who were trained and supported to meet their needs. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People received care and support to maintain a healthy diet and good health. People were supported to access health professionals where needed. The environment was suitable for the people living there.

The service continued to provide a caring service to people. People had good relationships with the staff. Staff interacted with people in a caring manner. People were consulted about the care and support that they received.

The service continued to provide a responsive service to people. People received care and support which was assessed, planned and delivered to meet their individual needs. People were supported to participate in meaningful activities that interested them. A complaints procedure was in place. There were systems in place to support people at the end of their life.

The service continued to provide a well-led service to people. The service had a quality assurance system to monitor and assess the service provided to people. These systems assisted the manager and provide to identify and address shortfalls promptly. As a result, the quality of the service continued to improve.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

The service remains good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

The service remains good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 18 July 2018

The service remains good.