11:45AM, Wednesday 06 March 2013
A health watchdog has said a care home in Hurley is now meeting essential standards after finding it had improved in three problem areas identified last year.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced follow-up inspection of the Apple Hill care home in Henley Road at the end of January and, in a report published last week, found the home was meeting guidelines in assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision, and in its complaints and records procedures.
Inspectors who visited Apple Hill in October said action was needed to improve the three areas but the latest CQC visit found a 'comprehensive quality assurance' system was in place at the Henley Healthcare Limited-owned home, along with an effective complaints system and secure and accurate records.
The CQC issued warnings about four other standards of care following the October inspection, but found action had been taken to improve those areas in a follow-up inspection in November.The inspections are separate from a Royal Borough investigation into an apparent breach of planning consent at the home.
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