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Summerdale Court Care Home Requires improvement

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 27 January 2021

About the service

Summerdale Court Care Home is a care home providing personal and nursing care. It is registered to provide care and support for up to 110 people in one purpose-built building. However, the top floor units were closed for refurbishment and the service had a limited capacity to provide care to 58 people. There was one unit which specialised in supporting people living with dementia. There was one nursing unit which provided care to people with nursing care needs. Both of the units were on the ground floor.

People’s experience of using this service

We were not assured the service was following safe infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures to keep people safe. The service had not assessed the individual IPC risks people faced and did not have plans to keep people safe. The provider had not established safe operating procedures, such as those relating to visiting arrangements. Audits to check the quality of IPC measures were not robust enough to ensure they were safe.

In line with best practice, the service was not using agency staff in order to prevent the spread of infection.

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 requires improvement (published 24 October 2020) and there was a breach of one Regulation. We did not review whether the service had met this breach at this inspection.

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted due to concerns received about infection control. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine this risk.

Follow up

We will request an action plan for the provider to understand what they will do to improve the standards of quality and safety. We will work alongside the provider and local authority to monitor progress. We will return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas


Requires improvement

Updated 27 January 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question requires improvement. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Details are in our safe findings below.


Requires improvement

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Requires improvement

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Requires improvement

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Updated 27 January 2021