CQC report identifies care home failings

CQC report identifies care home failings

James Preston

CQC report identifies care home failings

An independent watchdog has rapped Larchfield Care Home in Maidenhead for failing to meet standards of care in four key areas following its latest inspection.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told the care home, in Larchfield Road, to come up to code after finding improvements were needed in cleanliness and infection control, the safety and suitability of the premises, requirements relating to workers, and the assessing and monitoring of the quality of service provision.

The report follows an inspection in May, which found people 'were not cared for in a clean, hygienic environment', identified safety risks and found provider European Care (West) Ltd did not always carry out appropriate checks before new workers started at the home.

A spokesman for the care home said: "I can confirm that following a CQC inspection in May we took immediate steps to make the improvements identified, and the majority of issues were resolved within 24 hours.

"We are working closely with the CQC and the local authority and we have made significant progress since the inspection."

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