Sidcup care home turns itself around after enforcement action issued

Sidcup care home turns itself around after enforcement action issued

Sidcup care home turns itself around after enforcement action issued

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A Sidcup care home has turned itself around after being given an official warning to improve or face being shut down.

Frognal House was issued with enforcement action in January after storing medicines next to a radiator, failing to order drugs on time and serving residents alcohol which could have conflicted with antibiotics.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) also found a four-month out-of-date haemorrhoid cream at the home in Frognal Avenue, which cares for elderly and disabled people.

Staff were forced to make necessary improvements by February 28 or face being shut down or prosecuted.

The inspection last month showed the necessary improvements had been made and that the CQC now deems the home to be up-to-scratch with national standards.

A spokesman for Sunrise Operations UK, which owns Frognal House, said: “The health and wellbeing of our residents is always our number one priority.

“We always strive to provide the highest quality of care and support and acted immediately on the single issue identified back in January.

“After a follow-up check, the regulator is satisfied that our community meets all of the required standards.”

A CQC inspector said: "We saw people were provided with their medicines in a safe way and we found staff provided people with encouragement and information about their medication if it was needed."

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9:02am Wed 2 Apr 14

derekhope says...

Firstly of course, any lack of care is a matter of concern and it seems that staff training and overseeing by management may well have been the problem here. However, when one looks at the disgusting state of affairs right next door at Queen Mary's Hospital and the never ending catalogue of problems encountered there over the years, one is left wondering about the sense of balance being applied by the Care Quality Commission. It's reassuring to know that such inspections are being carried out and action taken, we should expect no less in our own NHS.
Firstly of course, any lack of care is a matter of concern and it seems that staff training and overseeing by management may well have been the problem here. However, when one looks at the disgusting state of affairs right next door at Queen Mary's Hospital and the never ending catalogue of problems encountered there over the years, one is left wondering about the sense of balance being applied by the Care Quality Commission. It's reassuring to know that such inspections are being carried out and action taken, we should expect no less in our own NHS. derekhope
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