Thursday, 25 May 2017

CQC Move's to Cancels Care Home's Registration

A nursing home in Addlestone, Surrey, is to close after the Care Quality Commission moved to cancel its registration.

At a recent meeting in April 2017 attended by CQC and the local authority, the provider, Pinebird Ventures Limited, said that it had informed Surrey County Council (SCC) that it had decided to close Fermoyle House Nursing Home in Church Road, Addlestone.

The home had 18 residents at the time of CQC’s most recent inspection. Ten people funded by Surrey County Council, six by other local authorities and two are privately funded. The home had the capacity to look after 32 people living with dementia.

In January 2017 CQC inspected Fermoyle House and rated it Inadequate overall.The inspection followed one in July 2015 when Fermoyle House was rated Requires Improvement overall and another in July 2016 when it was rated Inadequate and placed into special measures.

At the most recent inspection CQC found:
  • Changes in the management of the service had led to a lack of clarity for staff about who they should take their lead from.
  • Monthly quality assurance checks failed to consider key aspects of the service, such as checks on care documentation and recruitment documentation.
  • There was insufficient evidence of learning from accidents and incidents or of actions taken to minimise risks to people.
  • There were inconsistencies in the recorded information about people's capacity.
  • The provider had not established effective systems for people to contribute their views about the service or recorded any feedback they had received informally.
  • People were not adequately protected by the provider's recruitment procedures.
  • Care plans did not record people's preferences regarding end of life care, which meant their wishes were not known to the staff who cared for them.
  • People's privacy was not always protected because one of the shared bathroom doors was not able to be locked.
  • People were not always able to exercise their choices regarding their care. 

You can read the report in full on the CQC's website.

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