Liv­er­pool care home re­quires im­prove­ment

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY BEN WE­ICH

MERSEYSIDE JEWRY’S res­i­den­tial home has been found to re­quire im­prove­ment by the care watch­dog for the sec­ond year in suc­ces­sion.

In a new re­port, the CQC de­scribed Stapely as “shabby” in parts and “not al­ways safe”. It re­quired im­prove­ment over­all and in the cat­e­gories of safety and lead­er­ship. The find­ings were an im­prove­ment on the CQC’s 2016 re­port on the home, where it was found to re­quire im­prove­ment in three of the five in­spec­tion el­e­ments.

Philip Et­tinger, a trustee, at­trib­uted much of the home’s prob­lems to re­de­vel­op­ment work which has seen its ca­pac­ity in­crease from 60 beds to 97.

He added that safety con­cerns cited by the CQC — in­clud­ing fire doors which did not close au­to­mat­i­cally and a bed­room door with no door­knob – had now been dealt with.

“Stapely is a very big suc­cess story in Liv­er­pool,” he said. “Our care it­self is very good and our staff are fan­tas­tic, ded­i­cated peo­ple.

“You are bound to find from time to time things that need at­ten­tion. But we are im­prov­ing and ex­pand­ing and are mak­ing great progress.

“I am 100 per cent con­fi­dent we will be rated ‘good’ next time.”

Stapely is com­prised of three Vic­to­rian prop­er­ties. At the time of the CQC in­spec­tion in Fe­bru­ary, there were 72 res­i­dents, 33 re­ceiv­ing nurs­ing care.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port: “Parts of the en­vi­ron­ment were un­safe. This in­cluded fire doors that did not close cor­rectly and win­dows that were un­re­stricted.

“Work on re­fur­bish­ing and im­prov­ing the premises was on­go­ing with re­cent work in­clud­ing re­plac­ing the boil­ers. Some parts of the home were of a high stan­dard and other parts were shabby.

“A full re­fur­bish­ment of the re­main­der of the home was planned to take place in phases.”

It con­tin­ued that “sys­tems for for­mally ob­tain­ing the views of peo­ple us­ing the ser­vice and as­sess­ing the qual­ity of the ser­vice were not al­ways fol­lowed, or ef­fec­tive, at ob­tain­ing peo­ple’s views and en­sur­ing the build­ing was safe”.

But res­i­dents felt safe, en­joyed the meals, re­ceived sup­port as needed and were given the proper med­i­ca­tion.

Stapely also has non-Jewish res­i­dents.

Parts [of the home] were shabby’

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