Castleford care home bosses vow to “move heaven and earth” for residents as they are exempted from special measures

The Beeches Nursing Home, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford.

After another inspection in April this year, the CQC gave the house an overall rating of “need for improvement”.

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Service managers, Waash Group, said the new rating represents months of hard work by a new management team determined to continue improving services for residents.

The Beeches provides accommodation and care for up to 23 people aged 65 and over, some of whom are living with dementia.

At the time of the last inspection, 20 people lived in the home.

The CQC report said: “People said they felt safe and happy living in The Beeches.

“They said the food was good and they liked the staff.

“The provider had improved the management of folk medicine.

“We have seen an improvement in assessing, capturing and managing risks related to human and environmental health.

“Although there was a need to further develop people’s risk assessment.”

The report said the provider has made improvements to “oversight and governance arrangements.”

The audit systems proved effective in identifying and addressing deficiencies and concerns.

Improvements covered medication management, care planning, record keeping and fire safety.

The report goes on to say: “The provider had made improvements to the home environment.

“This included the renovation and replacement of bathrooms and toilets and improvements to the garden.

“Signage and decoration have been enhanced to support the needs of people living with dementia.

“People were supported to have maximum choice and control over their lives, and staff supported them in the least restrictive manner and in their best interests.”

The report concludes: “This service has been under special measures since April 14, 2021.

“During this inspection, the provider has demonstrated that improvements have been made.

“The service is no longer rated as insufficient overall and in any of the key issues. Therefore, this service is no longer under special measures.”

A Waash Group spokesman said: “Everything in this house now revolves around our residents.

“We will move heaven and earth to provide the services that everyone wants for their loved ones.

“The journey does not end here.

“We will continue to ensure that our residents and their families remain satisfied with the services we provide.

“It is thanks to the hard work of everyone at the Home that we have reached this stage and we expect our ratings to continue to improve.”

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