A CARE home deemed to be requiring improvement after breaching regulations has now been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Hunningley Grange, on Doncaster Road, Stairfoot, was providing care to 21 people – around half of its total capacity – at the time of its most recent inspection by the healthcare watchdog.

The outcome of the inspection was an upgraded rating following two breaches of care regulations, relating to safety of service users and consent to care – due to two newer residents not having care plans and subsequently suffering falls – recorded last year.

Following the breaches, registered manager Anne Wordsworth and her staff implemented an action plan addressing changes to be made.

The service’s safety and leadership were the focus of its most recent inspection – both of which were deemed to be ‘good’.

“Risks to people’s safety were promptly assessed and action taken to mitigate any risks,” said the report.

“A pre-admission assessment was completed which identified and recorded key areas of managing risks to people’s safety.

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“There was evidence staff had taken action to mitigate risks and considered the least restrictive option when doing so.

“Management were clear about the vision for the home. The home’s statement of purpose had recently been reviewed to reflect the home’s vision.

“The provider had a good understanding of their responsibilities and their involvement at the home was evidenced. The registered manager acted according to their duty of candour requirements.”

Inspectors added that all staff had been trained on infection control in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, with thorough cleaning schedules and good access to personal protective equipment.

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