‘Inadequate’ Leeds home fails to deliver improvements

The Care Quality Commission has told the providers of Ashlands care home, Leeds that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people living there.

CQC carried out its most recent inspection in July and August. Inspectors found that the care being provided by the providers, Roche Healthcare Limited, was failing to provide care which was safe, effective, caring, responsive or well led.

At its previous inspection, September 2015, CQC rated the service as overall ‘Inadequate’ and placed it in ‘Special Measures’.

Although inspectors found some improvements had been made in respect of privacy and dignity, they found a number of continued breaches in safe care and treatment, staffing, person-centred care, meeting nutritional needs and good governance. Breaches were also found relating to premises and equipment.

Debbie Westhead

Debbie Westhead

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector for Adult Social Care in the north, said:The care provided at Ashlands was of a very poor standard. The provider has a number of issues it must address. During the inspection we observed that staff had not received appropriate fire training and that staff were not aware of personal evacuation plans for residents. Clearly, in the event of fire this exposed people to risk.

“My inspectors found gaps in care plans which could lead to people’s needs being missed or overlooked. Risk assessments were not always in place and staff did not take appropriate action to reduce risk as identified in risk assessments.

“We have been working with Leeds City Council to ensure that people living at the home are not at undue risk. We will continue to monitor this care home. CQC will consider the appropriate regulatory response to resolve the problems found.”



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