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The Beeches Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 12 November 2021

About the service

The Beeches Nursing Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to up to 40 people aged 65 and over with a range of health needs. At the time of the inspection, there were 28 people living at the home. Accommodation was provided over three floors which were accessible via stairs and a lift which was being upgraded. There was also a large communal area and a secure garden.

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

People were safe and well cared for at the home. Staff had a good knowledge of safeguarding, how to recognise abuse and risks, and how to minimise these for people. People told us they were able to discuss any concerns they had openly with staff and management.

Staff were well trained, kind and compassionate. Throughout the inspection we saw warm and friendly interactions between staff and people. Staff knew people well and were respectful of their needs and wishes, promoting independence as much as possible.

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.

The home was clean and tidy, and there was a relaxed atmosphere. There were activities available during the morning and afternoon. People were encouraged to maintain any hobbies and interests they had. Visits were also enabled in line with the current government guidelines. One relative told us, “They have been really good at arranging visits, there’s always something going on and [relative] seems to enjoy it.”

People’s needs were assessed and reviewed regularly. People were involved in decision making regarding their care and were supported to access external professionals, such as opticians, when this was required.

The home was well-led by a registered manager who was visible and active throughout the inspection. A number of audits were undertaken to monitor quality of care and drive improvement. People, relatives and staff were given frequent opportunities to give feedback and felt confident that any concerns would be appropriately addressed.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 9 April 2019).

Why we inspected

We undertook this inspection as part of a random selection of services rated Good and Outstanding to test the reliability of our new monitoring approach. 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 COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

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.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe.

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The service was effective.

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The service was caring.

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The service was responsive.

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The service was well-led.

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