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Romford care home can now take on clients after ‘good report’

07:00 30 April 2014

Barleycroft care home in Romford

Barleycroft care home in Romford

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A care home that was banned from taking on new residents after a health watchdog uncovered “serious failings” at the complex has improved, according to a report, and the restrictions have been removed.

A care home that was banned from taking on new residents after a health watchdog uncovered “serious failings” at the complex has had an improved report and the restrictions removed.

Barleycroft Care Home, in Springfield Gardens, Romford, can now take on new clients after the Clinical Quality Commission’s (CQC) latest inspection that found it now meets the standard in many of the areas it previously failed in.

The March inspections found the home now performs adequately in care and welfare of people who use services and assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision.

But the report found “action needed” in the management of medicines as it did in the damning report last October.

Care home manager Barrie Taylor, who took over since the previous inspection, welcomed the findings.

“We have had a good report and we are now entitled to admit people to our home, that’s a big improvement,” said Mr Taylor.

“The team’s a lot stronger, we have had people leave and we have more experienced staff now.

“We have recruited nurses that show a lot of empathy to the clients, they are really warming.”

But there are still improvements to be made in the management of medicines which has had a “moderate impact” on people using the service, according to the CQC.

The report stated: “People were not protected against the risk associated with medicines because the provider did not have appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.”

Mr Taylor assured that an action plan was already in place to resolve this.

“We are working hand in hand doing regular audits and we are working with local chemists,” he said.

“Now they [staff] know the aim, we will succeed.”

Adrian Hughes, deputy chief inspector of adult social care for CQC in the south, confirmed the restrictions had been lifted.

He said: “The CQC will continue to monitor the home closely to check that improvements made are sustained and will return in due course to check that any improvements still required are made.”

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