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Morpeth home placed in special measures

The Care Quality Commission has rated East Riding Care Home in Morpeth, Northumberland, inadequate and placed it in special measures following an inspection in September.

East Riding Care Home provides accommodation, personal and nursing care for up to 67 people, some of whom are living with a dementia related condition.

Following this inspection, the care home’s overall rating has dropped from requires improvement to inadequate. The service was also rated inadequate for being safe and well-led, and rated requires improvement for being caring, effective and responsive.

Alison Chilton, CQC head of inspection, said: “When we inspected East Riding Care Home, we found a service where the standard of care had deteriorated since our last inspection. People’s needs weren’t always being met, staff weren’t being recruited safely and infection risks weren’t effectively managed.

“We have told the provider what improvements need to be made to address the concerns identified. We will monitor the service closely and return to check on progress to make sure people are safe.”

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