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Care home service rated ‘inadequate’

Posted in: Medical Negligence 

Care inspectors have rated a Lancashire care home ‘inadequate’ after an unannounced visit in August. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection of Euxton Park Care Home in Chorley after they had been made aware of a number of failings – the home has since been placed under special measures.

The report that followed the inspection noted that the home was failing to protect its residents from a number of risks and was not sufficiently staffed for the number of residents. The report also found that many of the resident’s healthcare needs were not being met and the care plans in place lacked necessary detail. Interviews revealed that the staff were not being provided with the support and training they needed and had only a “limited understanding” of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

“to ensure people living at the home are not at risk”

With a history of low care standards, following the death of a resident in 2014 due to a chocking incident, the owners, Four Seasons Healthcare, said that they have put a new improvement plan in place, putting the wellbeing of their residents first.

Debbie Westhead, CQC deputy chief inspector of Adult Social Care in the North, said: “We have told the provider that they must take action as a priority. We are in close liaison with the local authority to monitor the situation and ensure people living at the home are not at risk.

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