More fail­ings at ‘in­ad­e­quate’ nurs­ing home

Halifax Courier - - News Special - By Don Mort

A care home has been threat­ened with clo­sure af­ter fail­ing to make enough im­prove­ments fol­low­ing a damn­ing in­spec­tion last year. Park View Nurs­ing Home in Hal­i­fax re­mains in spe­cial mea­sures and rated “in­ad­e­quate” by the Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion (CQC).

En­force­ment ac­tion was taken and ur­gent im­prove­ments or­dered af­ter a CQC in­spec­tion in April last year.

In­spec­tors crit­i­cised medicines man­age­ment, record keep­ing and staffing at the home on Lee Mount Road in their lat­est re­port.

The re­port said: “Al­though the man­ager had worked ex­tremely hard to make im­prove­ments, progress had been lim­ited due to the lack of per­ma­nent nurses and we found con­tin­ued breaches in regulation.”

There were enough staff to meet peo­ple’s needs, but: “Staff had not re­ceived the sup­port and train­ing they re­quired to ful­fil their roles.”

Peo­ple liv­ing at the 43-bed home were not al­ways be­ing given their medicines as pre­scribed.

The re­port said: “Records for one per­son with an in­fec­tion showed that they had been given their medicine four times a day for over 10 days, but when we looked at the stock re­main­ing we found they had only re­ceived ap­prox- imately five doses.

“This meant that the in­fec­tion had not been treated ef­fec­tively, plac­ing this per­son’s health and well­be­ing at risk of harm.”

Park View is now rated “in­ad­e­quate” for be­ing ef­fec­tive, re­spon­sive and well-led, and “re­quires im­prove­ment” for safety.

But it was rated “good” for be­ing car­ing.

The re­port said: “Peo­ple we spoke with told us they were sat­is­fied with the care they re­ceived and praised the staff.

“One per­son said, ‘ Staff here are very good’. An­other per­son said: ‘I like it here. Staff are good and they know what they’re do­ing’.”

Park View Nurs­ing Home de­clined to com­ment on the CQC re­port.

Park View Nurs­ing Home, Lee Mount Road, Hal­i­fax

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