11th damning CQC report for care home
A CARE home which has been ordered to improve on its last 10 inspections has had another damning report.
Weston Park Care Home on Moss Lane in Macclesfield has been rated ‘inadequate’ in one area and ‘requires improvement’ in four others in the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It comes after ten previous inspections dating back to 2011 rate the home as ‘requires improvement’.
It also follows an action plan between health bosses and the council launched last September aiming to improve standards at the home.
But despite efforts the care home - which was taken over by Capital Care Group last September - has fallen short in the different areas it is judged on.
The report states there has been high staff turnover and the home is ‘highly dependant’ on agency staff.
It states: “We were concerned that people’s nutritional needs were not always met, because staff lacked knowledge about people’s requirements.
“People did not always have the opportunity to participate in stimulating activities and we found that people’s dignity was compromised at times.
“We found that improvements were needed to ensure people received consistent support from staff that knew them and their needs .”
Weston Park is one of two homes providing respite care on behalf of Cheshire East council after the controversial move to shut Hollins View care home.
A council spokesman said: “We continue to work with East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the CQC to monitor improvements. A further inspection will be carried out this month. Admissions will be monitored until the council is satisfied the standard of care has improved.”
Andrea Barker, regional manager for Capital Care Group, said the firm ‘extremely disappointed’ at the report.
She said: “We are working through the points raised and ensuring long term solutions are implemented. We acknowledge this has taken longer than anticipated, but to sustain improvement this has to be implemented in a slow methodical way. There has been a significant change to the staff group who were employees of the previous company. All staff are now completing training and standards are gradually improving.”