Care home told it must improve by CQC
PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 June 2017
A Winscombe care home has been told it ‘requires improvement’ by a healthcare watchdog.
Barton Grange Residential Care Home, in Barton Road, was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and was told it needed to improve in four out its five measurements – including safety, effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership.
The CQC had visited to check improvements had been made after an inspection in September last year highlighted some areas which did not meet legal requirements.
The report says: “At the last inspection we identified not all of the upstairs windows had window restrictors on them.
“During this inspection we found there were five windows on the first floor of the home without restrictors on them. This put people at risk of falling from a height.”
Barton Grange is a residential home which can support up to 19 elderly people, some of who are living with dementia and require accommodation and personal care.
The Mercury approached the home’s owners but they refused to comment.
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